The Velvelettes

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by The Velvelettes

Biography

Two pairs of sisters, Millie and Cal Gill, and Bertha and Norma Barbee, formed the original Velvelettes line-up in 1961 at Western Michigan State University. After recording a one-off single, ‘There He Goes’, for IPG Records in 1963, they were signed to Motown Records, where they were placed in the hands of fledgling producer Norman Whitfield. This partnership spawned three classic singles, ‘Needle In A Haystack’, ‘He Was Really Sayin’ Something’ and... Read more

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motown
soul
60s
female vocalists
northern soul
girl groups
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