Marv Johnson

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by Marv Johnson

Biography

Marvin Earl Johnson, 15 October 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 16 May 1993, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The gospel training that Johnson received as a teenager in the Junior Serenaders was a major influence on his early R&B releases. In 1958, he formed a partnership with the young Berry Gordy, who was then working as a songwriter and producer for Jackie Wilson. Gordy produced Johnson’s earliest releases on Kudo, and launched his Tamla label with Johnson’s single ‘Come To... Read more

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soul
motown
rhythm and blues
northern soul
male singer
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