The Legendary Motown Girls Group Performs all of their biggest hits
As a girl group, they initially achieved popularity in the early to mid ‘60’s.
They were founded by Inkster (Michigan) High School schoolmates: Gladys Horton (deceased), Katherine Anderson (now Schaffner), Georgeanna Tillman (later Gordon-deceased), Juanita Cowart (now Cowart Motley), and Georgia Dobbins, who was replaced by Wanda Young.
Their hit ‘Don’t Mess with Bill”, along with “Mr. Postman” earned million-selling Gold singles from the RIAA.
Other hits include: “Too Many Fish In The Sea”, My Baby Must Be A Magician”, The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” and “Beechwood 45789”. Their catalogue of hits is quite expansive.
The group has several honors including induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and have received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 2005. On August 17,2013 The Marvelettes were inducted into the 1st class of the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. In June 2017, the ceremonial aspect of this induction was repeated in Detroit, where Motown was founded.
The legacy of The Marvelous Marvelettes continues with original member Katherine “Kat” Anderson Schaffner. After 50 years, she has returned to the stage. She gained all rights to The Marvelettes Trademark, after winning a court battle. Kat recruited members; Delores “Lady Dee” Harris, Brenda Michelle Chatman and Jaki “Lady J” Gilliard-Fondren to perform as “The Marvelettes with Original Member, Katherine Anderson Schaffner”! They collectively have over 180 years of experience in the field of music, both on stage and in recording.
Now, they introduce to some and revive memories for others, the world over, so that The Marvelettes will never be forgotten!