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Mary Wells

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Motown: Will 'HITSVILLE U.S.A.' Hit Britain Now?

Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 13 June 1964

THEY SAY that there's not much chance for American hits here now. But nevertheless the multi-million dollar American label Tamla has scored its FIRST hit ...

A Great Visit To Hitsville U.S.A.

Interview by Dave Godin, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 4 September 1964

by DAVE GODIN as told to Norman Jopling ...

Mary Wells: A Beatle Number for Mary?

Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 October 1964

WITH A Jackie Wilson album on her portable record player, Mary Wells was relaxing in her dressing room when we visited her. ...

The Beatles, Mary Wells, Sounds Incorporated, Tommy Quickly: Apollo Theatre, Ardwick, Manchester

Live Review by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 October 1964

Beatles in Action ...

America Hits Back With Tamla Motown Attack

Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 20 March 1965

IN RETALIATION to the British craze sweeping the States, America launches its biggest-ever campaign to bring back the Yanks into the British charts in the ...

Mary Wells: Mother-To-Be Mary Comes Back

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 10 May 1969

MARY WELLS, onetime Beatles' favourite and million-seller singer, is back in Britain to prove she's still one of the world's most talented female vocalists. ...

Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, Mary Wells: Marvin Gaye and his Girls (Tamla-Motown, mono and stereo TML 11123; 37s 5d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 29 November 1969

THE PERSONABLE Mr. Gaye is in top form on this album, which teams him up with Mary Wells, Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell. Marvin has ...

On Disc: Singles Reviewed By John E. Abbey

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 29 March 1970


Motown: Still Making It?

Comment by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 28 November 1970

FOUR years ago, there were a lot of people who made a point of going into their local record shops and asking, can I hear ...

Mary Wells And Her Guy Still Making Hits

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 28 August 1972

IT WAS PAST five in the afternoon but Mary Wells was still fast asleep, recovering from the rigours of her whistle stop British tour and ...

Mary Wells: Back On The Right Track

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 19 June 1979

Showing every sign of being ready to get right back into the swing of things, we recently had the opportunity to rap with Ms. Mary ...

Mary Wells: Teenage Chart-Topper With Motown Style

Retrospective by Bill Millar, The History of Rock, 1982

Mary Wells helped create the history that surrounds the Motown sound. She was their third chart-topper and the first to achieve international acclaim. But despite ...

Mary Wells: Albany, Deptford, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 31 May 1984

MARY WELLS made one mistake in her career almost 20 years ago and has been paying for it ever since. Wells was Motown's first international ...

Mary Wells: a Tribute by Dave Godin

Obituary by Dave Godin, Blues & Soul, 25 August 1992

GIRL GODDESS OF R&B FANS... this title (long before political correctness had taken all the passion, fun and romance out of sexual desire), was the ...

Mary Wells: Dear Lover, The Atco Sessions

Sleeve notes by David Nathan, liner notes, 1994

CONSIDERED, for good reason, one of the top black female vocalists of the early to mid-Sixties, the late Mary Wells' initial recordings for Motown Records ...

Mary Wells: Dear Lover - The Atco Sessions

Sleeve notes by David Nathan, revised, for Ichiban Soul Classics, Fall 1994

Mary Wells: The Soul Queen Who Quit Motown. Considered, for good reason, one of the top black female vocalists of the early to mid-'60s, ...


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