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December 11, 1961: Sixteen-year-old Gladys Horton (right) and the Marvelettes deliver the first Motown number one hit, "Please Mr. Postman." The song reaches number one on this date.
Motown/Tamla Records' first U.S. #1 hit was "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.
The Marvelettes' Wanda Rogers had one of the sexiest voices at Motown. Hear her fabulous lead vocal on "Here I Am Baby" (1968) in my board, "My Music: The Girls".
Motown's First Girl Group, The Shirelles
The Marvelettes. Girl Groups
The Marvelettes — Gladys Horton, Wanda Rogers & Katharine Anderson
60s girl group
The Velvelettes were an American singing girl group, signed to Motown in the 1960s. The group was founded in 1961 by Bertha Barbee McNeal and Mildred Gill Arbor, students at Western Michigan University.
The Chiffons girl group of the 1960s shown on a album cover featuring their greatest hits.
The Dixie Cups - girl group from the 1960's
The Shangri-las - Leader of the Pack…they were my favorite girl group! OMG Kelly and I listened to this song over and over in her basement......best memories!