Florence BallardSynopsis Born in Detroit in 1943, singer Florence Ballard, became famous in the 1960s as a member of The Supremes, a group which she started with childhood friends Mary Wilson and Diana Ross. She sang on 16 different Top 40 hits but left the group in 1967 after a dispute with Motown Records.
Lawd Have Mercy! Maybe my favorite male singer ever! I'm in A Sad Mood Tonight and Change Gonna Come are unbelievable. Sam Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, plus three more posthumously. Cooke was among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the Civil Rights…
Clearly positioned by RCA as a young heir to Nat King Cole, Cooke was often forced to record pop songs for older audiences that weren't quite right for his youthful sound and soulful sensibility. Description from marcmyers.typepad.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Sixties pop star Gordon, of Peter & Gordon, killed by a heart attack
Peter and Gordon......Gordon Waller and Peter Asher had nine Top 40 hits across the world between 1964 and 1968. Paul McCartney wrote four songs for them, including A World Without Love, when he was dating Asher's actress sister Jane.