Many of Motown’s greatest performers joined together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the record company in 1983. For the first time in 20 years, a re-mastered version of the program will air on LPB on Saturday, December 13 at 8PM as part of LPB’s Winterfest membership campaign.
Comedian Richard Pryor hosted the program. Some of the highlights included Michael Jackson singing “Billie Jean” and performing the hits of the Jackson 5 with his brothers, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles reuniting, a Diana Ross and the Supremes reunion (“Someday We’ll Be Together,”) one of Marvin Gaye’s final performances, and a Temptations/Four Tops "battle of the bands.” Other performers included Lionel Richie, The Commodores (“Brick House”), Mary Wells (“My Guy”), Martha Reeves (“Heat Wave”), Junior Walker (“Shotgun”), and Linda Rondstadt (“Tracks of My Tears”).
|Published: December 05, 2014
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