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Maxine Powell joined Motown Records in 1964 Known as the first

Maxine Powell joined Motown Records in 1964 Known as the first


Maxine Powell joined Motown Records in 1964. Known as the first lady of of the

Maxine Powell joined Motown Records in 1964. Known as the first lady of of the

9th October 1964: Berry Gordy Jnr, American songwriter ('Reet Petite')

Maxine Powell directed the Artists Development Department, also known as " Motown's Finishing School.

10th March 1976: Actress and singer Diana Ross, high kicking during a press conference

Motown mentor Maxine Powell played an influential role in nurturing its future stars including The Supremes

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Maxine Powell, the mentor behind the smooth success and individual charm of Motown Records'

Maxine Powell (second from left with) Florence Ballard & Mary Wilson.

Maxine Powell beams during an event in her honor in August at the Motown Museum in

Berry Gordy's artists were accompanied by lawyer George Schiffer, Maxine Powell, ...

Motown Charm School

Maxine Powell, former head of artistic development at Motown, trained young superstars like Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye to “appear before the Queen of ...

Esther Gordy Edwards. Photo: West Grand Media LLC. Maxine Powell.

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Motown in London

Maxine Powell, the legendary Motown etiquette expert, died on October 14, 2013 at the age of 98. She coached legends like Smokey Robinson and The Supremes ...

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18th November 1968: Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900 - 2002) goes backstage


The Supremes became Motown¿s first true stars. At first they were taken in

Maxine Powell touring the Motown Museum in Detroit. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge

How did a former boxer go on to found Motown, one of the most successful record labels of all time? As a new musical based on his life story opens in London ...

The Supremes

Gordy with the Supremes and Holland, Dozier &amp; Holland on the lawn

The Women of MOTOWN

More Motown ladies to be precise, courtesy of the new CD release “Baby I've Got It!” from Ace Records, offering a grand twenty-four tracks from names we're ...

Remembering Maxine Powell, Bum Phillips, Oscar Hijuelos

Maxine Powell Maxine Powell head of Artist Development at Motown

Maxine Powell prepares for a lesson at Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan.

Gordy at the piano in 1964 with key Motown figures, including (fourth from left

Motown Legend Passes Away After Inspiring Detroit's Biggest Stars

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, ...

For years, the recording industry excluded black artists. Along came Motown, and suddenly everyone was singing its tunes

Esther Gordy Edwards founded the Gordy Printing Company with two of her brothers in the mid

Madame C.J. (Sarah) Walker, founded her own business and began selling her own product called "Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower," a scalp conditioning ...

Entrants in a rural Michigan high school talent show in 1961, the Marvelettes within months had delivered Motown its first number one single, ...

They were two diminutive dynamos, one a couple of shades under five feet tall, the other a shade over. But what they lacked in size they made up for in ...

Berry and Bertha Gordy

Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string ...

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The Marvelettes

When Norman Whitfield left Motown in 1975 he turned his back on one of the most creative periods in the company's history. Not only was he, with Barrett ...

The Andantes Story on the Chancellor of Soul's Soul Facts Show

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. The Motown Museum


In another interview with The Guardian during 2013, Martha remembered that as black artists they had to overcome all aspects of racial discrimination, ...

Maxine Powell, The Woman Behind the Grace of Motown Dies

I've mentioned the Lewis Sisters, Helen and Kay, and of course they're featured on this CD with their self penned “Honey Don't Leave Me” with – check this ...

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... steered the programme as best they could, often stumbling over their lines and presenting acts that weren't ready to perform. Joining them was ...

Wearing identical suits even though not performing, The Supremes, one of the most popular

Berry Gordy as a young songwriter in the 1950s. The Motown Museum

Motown Records found founder Barry Gordy offers consolation to his sister Anna Gordy Gaye first wife of the late singer Marvin Gaye, Jr., ...

Yay! It has arrived! And reading the excitement gushing across many Facebook pages, there's not a negative vibe to be read. You know what I'm talking about ...

Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland,and Eddie Holland

19th November 1968: Singer Diana Ross at he headquarters of EMI Records. (Photo

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Motown Spotlight - May 2018

The music maestro at his office in 1970. Redferns/Getty

Just as I started planning this Spotlight, an email hit my inbox advertising a hot August night at the Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles with Thelma ...

Maxine powell former director of motown charm school

This ...

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Berry Gordy dances on stage for 'Motown The Musical'

Broadway Buzz: The Inspiring Women of Motown

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Barrett Strong andNorman Whitfield

Illustration by Shan Stumpf

... of the most soulful voices to grace the label, Brenda Holloway recorded sultry ballads and powerhouse dancers for Tamla Records between 1964 and 1967.

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The pioneering black singer and actress, Barbara McNair is featured here with “You've Got Possibilities” from the short-running Broadway musical “It's A ...

An undated promotional photo of the ''Rat Pack'', (from left

Michael Jackson visiting Gordy at the Motown Museum - to which the singer gave a donation

The Marriage and Death of Judy Garland, and her Duet with Johnnie Ray

Motown the Musical Maxine Powell- Charm School


Motown Spotlight February 2018

The Supremes

Bandleader Earl Van Dyke with the in-house Motown musicians who played on the Tamla

Motown artists

The Miracles light up the night during a show in the early 1960s. Motown Records

However, Marvin Gaye was one artist who believed he didn't need any training in what he called 'the charm school'. Mrs. Powell agreed that he may not need ...

Martha Reeves and Maxine Powell

Though early recordings lingered at the bottom of the charts, the Supremes produced a breakout number-one hit in 1964 called “Where Did Our Love Go,” a ...

Maxine Powell

Maxine Powell & Martha and The Vandellas

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