Non-Motown artists, such as Adam Ant (who paid homage to the Supremes singing "Where Did Our Love Go" with Diana Ross) and Linda Ronstadt were featured as well. Ronstadt performed "Ooh Baby Baby" and "Tracks of My Tears" with Smokey Robinson. She had hits with both songs and in 1976 her version of The Miracles' "Tracks of My Tears" even went to on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, a first for a Motown song. The name of that release is The Motown Story: First 25 Years. That album, now out of print, received a Grammy nomination as Best Historical Recording, Jon Badeaux, Producer. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985). A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986). 41st Tony Awards (1987).
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Bill Cosby was awesome as the host. Rhythm of the Night, Careless Whisper, Kiss and Say Goodbye, Speed-O, This Magic Moment, Under The Boardwalk, Superstar, Something About You, Papa Was Rolling Stone, Higher and Higher, Two Lovers, Bernadette, Now to Run, Fingertips, You Can Depend On Me, Goin' To a Go-Go, Over the Rainbow, Dock of the Bay, Sir Duke, You Are So Beautyful, Am I a Blue
Recorded Live at the Apollo, The Motortown Revue.
The Apollo exudes a real sense of history and importance. It also has an audience that can be unforgiving; when they don’t like you, they let you know. And, according to the Roots’ Questlove, The myth is that if you can survive the Apollo audience you can make it anywhere. The soul singer Jerry The Iceman Butler once said that you had to be at the top of your game at the Apollo because almost everyone in that audience was as good as you were. The 13-year-old Lauryn Hill was booed on an Amateur Night, but eventually, she won over the audience. Jamie Foxx, tor: Watching Amateur hour or Showtime was my first introduction. As a kid growing up in Texas, I was like man, if I ever get to the Apollo I’m going to make it. When I was 23, I got an opportunity to go there through the Comedy Act Theater, and I was so confident, I knew I was going to kill.
Thank God for Motown. This is just a few of the greats,it's incredible the music that was being made. I feel absolutely sure this phenom will never happen again. SPHYGMOMANOMETER 1463Місяць тому. If the Apollo Theatre could talk, it would tell many a fine story of many wonderful musical eras. The theatre launched many careers and has seen those careers return to their roots. These return to the Apollo Theatre days, cannot be replicated
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