Martha Reeves, singer
Martha & the Vandellas

Martha Reeves

July 18, 1941, Eufala, AL

While throughout the 60s Diana Ross was the highest profile female singing star at Motown and was the major recipient of Berry Gordy's marketing efforts and personal affection, Martha Reeves was the other female anchor, an underrated performer who fronted a number of the label's biggest songs and ultimately became perhaps the most revered of the Motown stars in the Motor City. While Ross charmed with her seductive, slight soprano voice, Reeves showed a whole lotta church in her interpretations, belting out a series of memorable uptempo hits like she was singing joyous praises to God. ~ Soultracks: Martha Reeves ~ retrieved April 19, 2014 © Soultracks

Continued right after these…

Honoring musicians. Celebrating birthdays. Remembering death days.

July 18, 1970 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) Carpenters, (They Long To Be) Close To You ~ #2 (2) Jackson 5, The Love You Save/I Found That Girl ~ #1 (1) Three Dog Night, Mama Told Me (Not To Come)


Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Martha & the Vandellas ~ Ranked #56 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

All text snippets containing a hyperlink copyrighted by the original website.
Views expressed by musicians, music critics or journalists do not necessarily represent ours.
concept & design © 2019 Make Today Rock