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In Memoriam: Motown guitarist Wah Wah Watson (1950-2018)

On October 24, the music community mourns the loss of world renowned Motown guitarist and session musician Wah Wah Watson.

Thelma Houston back with new band show 'Motown, Memories & Me'

Grammy-winning songstress Thelma Houston is back with her new band show entitled "Thelma Houston: Motown, Memories & Me."

'Soul-reggae crossover sensation' Natty is back Special

London - Born in San Francisco, a UK resident since the age of one, Natty scored a Top 20 hit in 2008 with his debut LP 'Man Like I.' Digital Journal asked him all about the follow-up 'Release the Fear.'

Chris Wells, editor of 'Echoes' Magazine Special

'Echoes,' Britain's longest running magazine for black music, began as the weekly publication 'Black Echoes' in 1976. This month, they celebrate their 40th anniversary, an impressive feat editor Chris Wells discussed with Digital Journal.

Interview: Phil Burton of Australian vocal group Human Nature Special

One of four members of the award-winning band filled Digital Journal in on their upcoming series of shows in Las Vegas, entitled "Christmas, Motown and More!"

Review: Seven-LP vinyl box set Marvin Gaye Volume One 1961-1965

April 2nd 2015 would have been Gaye's 76th birthday and to celebrate, Universal Music Enterprises and Motown Records are releasing a brand new box set made up of his first seven studio LPs.

Review: The birth of Muscle Shoals sound hits the UK

Muscle Shoals - Most people have heard of the Motown Sound, a reference to sixties soul music, but what about the Muscle Shoals Sound? A documentary retelling the birth of Alabama's Muscle Shoals Sound is set to change that.

Review: Ted Nugent rocks on 'Ultralive Ballisticrock' 2-CD and DVD Special

Veteran rocker Ted Nugent released his latest 2-CD and DVD "Ultralive Ballisticrock" on October 22, via Frontier Records.

Diana Ross delights fans with Supreme performance Special

Charleston - Motown legend and superstar Diana Ross hit the stage at the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia this week entertaining the packed house with hits from a phenomenal music career which has spanned fifty years.

Richard Street, The Temptations singer, has died

Singer Richard Street, a member of The Temptations for 25 years and Motown artist, has died aged 70 in a Las Vegas hospital.

Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in biopic

Rockstar Lenny Kravitz will play R&B legend Marvin Gaye in a biopic set to be filmed in 2013, representatives for Kravitz have confirmed.

Op-Ed: Inside Detroit's Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects

Detroit - Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing had plans earlier this year to have these buildings demolished by the end of the year. However, plans have been put on hold.

Motown legend Nick Ashford dies after battle with throat cancer

New York - Having recently undergone radiation treatment to treat throat cancer, Motown legend Nick Ashford has died at the age of 70.

Singer Teena Marie dies in sleep at 54

Amidst unconfirmed reports on Twitter, it is now understood that R&B singer Teena Marie has been found dead at the age of 54 by her daughter after dying in her sleep.

Op-Ed: Sad news for music lovers. Motown giant Levi Stubbs dead, 72

The musical mountain of the Four Tops will perhaps always be a yardstick for male vocalists, even by Motown standards. Levi Stubbs was the top of the Tops in the public mind, the front man. They had no less than 40 hits, all classics.
 

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