The MAGNIFICENT MEN, an all white septet, were such a hit at the Apollo theater, James Brown joined them on stage for a 45 minute set.
Who wrote Jackie Wilson’s first solo hit, REET PETITE, released in 1957? It was a songwriting team by the name of Tyron Carlo and Berry Gordy. The royalties from this song help Berry Gordy launch Motown. They later would write That’s Why I love You So and Lonely Teardrops.