The Temptations

  1. Anoushka Shankar, The Temptations, Chess Records, More Celebrated at Grammy Special Merit Awards

    February 10, 2013 2:02 PM EST Neil Portnow thinks Bono summed it up best. Speaking with Billboard shortly before the Special Merit Awards on Saturday, the Recording Academy President/CEO recalled the time U2’s humanitarian frontman was on-hand as a presenter and described t ...

  2. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  3. Frank Wilson's Chart Legacy: From the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to the Miracles & Stevie Wonder (Videos)

    October 01, 2012 2:24 PM EDT Motown producer/songwriter/artist Frank Wilson, who died on Sept. 27 after a long battle with prostate cancer, is one of the label's unsung heroes, having produced hits for almost every major Motown artist, including Diana Ross & the Supr ...

  4. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Singer, Dead at 84

    September 26, 2012 10:12 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you wer ...

  5. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  6. Business Matters: AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas

    March 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas -- AEG's deal to kick in $59 million for the construction of a new arena in Sacramento, Calif., will not only help keep the Sacramento Kings from bolting for Anaheim, but it could bolster AEG Live ...

  7. The Temptations Join Chorus of Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties

    March 15, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Another major class-action lawsuit has just been filed on the digital royalties front. The Temptations, the pioneering male vocal group from the 1960s, is suing Universal Music in federal court in California, seeking millions of dollars after alle ...

  8. How Celine Dion's Performance at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Changed the Festival's Future

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST Celine Dion performing at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, her only performance outside her record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- In her only ...

  9. Celine Dion To Play Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest -- Singer Has Surprisingly Rabid Local Following

    December 12, 2011 11:45 AM EST Splash Page: The home page to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival where Celine Dion will make her Caribbean debut. Non-Jamaicans may be surprised by the animated responses Celine Dion songs elicit at sound system dances across the island. Patrons ...

  10. Remembering 'Motown's Mother:' Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of LMFAO, Others on Esther Gordy Edwards

    August 26, 2011 8:50 AM EDT News of Esther Gordy Edwards' death on Wednesday night quickly spread throughout the Motown family. Several of the label's artists and others associated with the company's famed history shared their memories and thoughts about " ...

  11. Why Reggae Sumfest Is Jamaica's Most Commercially Successful Music Event

    August 04, 2011 3:21 PM EDT MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- With an impresseive lineup of nearly 50 reggae acts complemented by a few international guest artists, Reggae Sumfest reigns as Jamaica's largest, most commercially successful music event. Sumfest recently celebrated i ...

  12. Lamont Dozier To Be Honored With Johnny Mercer Award

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lamont Dozier- who will be honored as part of the famed Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team Gala with the Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Award Gala-will lead the 2009 Master Class, which offers an intimate view of t ...

  13. Public Vote For "Motown 50" Compilation

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Motown Records Group is marking 50 years of its Motown label with various releases and events leading up to the Jan. 2009 anniversary of the company. Now it has emerged that the public will get to vote on the track-listing of the "M ...

  14. Gallo Named Exec At New Door Records

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most previously an exec at Universal Music Enterprises. Richie Gallo has been named executive VP of New Door Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises (UME). Gallo reports to Mike Davis, executive VP/GM of UME, and is based in Santa Monic ...

  15. Define Partnership Terms From The Beginning

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Imagine you started a group -- let's call it "the Few" -- and wrote all of its hits -- 10 in just five years. Your partner, the lead singer, then decides to leave for a solo career. Still, promoters a Bill Siddons is a personal mana ...

  16. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  17. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  18. NBC To Develop Motown Records Miniseries

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. "Ber ...

  19. Justin Timberlake No Longer 'Motown 45' Host

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing a scheduling conflict, Justin Timberlake has bowed out as co-host of ABC-TV's upcoming "Motown 45" special. "Motown 45" executive producer Jeff Margolis said in a statement that Timberlake "gla Citing a schedul ...