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Mary Wells

Mary Wells
Born: May 13, 1943 in Detroit, MI
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Died: Jul 26, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock
Biography: Time and legions of other soul superstars have obscured the fact that for a brief moment, Mary Wells was Motown's biggest star. She came to the attention of Berry Gordy as a 17-year-old, hawking a song she'd written for Jackie Wilson; that song, "Bye Bye Baby," became her first Motown hit in 1961. The ...Read full biography
Two Lovers
Released: 1962
Label: Motown
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Mary Wells Sings My Guy
Released: 1964
Label: Motown
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On this album, Smokey Robinson demonstrated his ability to craft and hone great material for female acts, something he would later repeat with The Marvelettes. Besides the title track, which became Motown's ...Read full review
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