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GR-R-R-R: Supremes “Roar” in Billboard (5/18/65)

They say May weather either acts like a lion or a lamb…but back in 1965, three “tigers” were bringing plenty of sunshine to the airwaves. This is a great full-page ad from the May 18, 1965 issue of Billboard, promoting the initial five … Continue reading

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Making a LADY: The Story of a Groundbreaking Cinematic Classic

“In 1972, we fought everybody.  No one had ever done a film like this before.” –Shelly Berger March 27, 1973: The 45th Annual Academy Awards.  Tensions are running high inside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles as presenters Raquel … Continue reading

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February Ends With A “Stop!” (2/27/65)

This full-page ad ran in the February 27, 1965 issue of Billboard, predicting that then-current Supremes single “Stop! In The Name Of Love” would become the group’s 4th consecutive #1 hit.  Exactly one month later, that prediction came true, as the song … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Hurry Love” Billboard Ad (8/13/66)

Of the many Supremes ads I’ve recently found in back issues of Billboard magazine, this one has got to be my favorite.  This beautiful full-page, color advertisement ran in the August 13, 1966 issue of the magazine, promoting the recently-released single “You Can’t … Continue reading

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“Love Is Here…” 50 Years Ago in Billboard

Check out this gorgeous full-page ad from the February 11, 1967 issue of Billboard.  “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” (from The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland) had just been released in January, and was climbing toward the top spot on the Billboard … Continue reading

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Wait Patiently For Love…

Here’s another beautiful full-page ad, this time from the October 30, 1971 issue of Billboard Magazine.  “I’m Still Waiting” had become a surprise hit in the UK, climbing to #1 on the charts there when DJ Tony Blackburn began playing the song … Continue reading

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The Place You’d Expect…The Top

Check out this lovely full-page ad from the May 23, 1970 issue of Billboard magazine.  “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” was in its fifth week on the charts, sitting at #22 on the Hot 100 and #7 on the Soul Singles … Continue reading

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“I Will Survive” Billboard Article (2/17/96)

U.S. MUST WAIT FOR DIANA ROSS CLIP read a headline in the February 17, 1996 issue of Billboard magazine, and the accompanying article provides a telling insight into the obstacles facing Diana Ross in the 1990s. The “clip” being referred to is … Continue reading

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BATTLE OF THE ADS, Part 2: Billboard Magazine (12/26/64)

The December 26, 1964 issue of Billboard (available online via Google Books) features another promotional “battle” of sorts — this time, pitting the first Queen of Motown against the record label’s newest Golden Girls. Mary Wells, of course, began the year as Motown’s … Continue reading

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BATTLE OF THE ADS: Billboard Magazine (11/7/64)

Check this out — the November 7, 1964 issue of Billboard (available online via Google Books) was an unusually snarky one, thanks to two record companies battling it out over the song “Come See About Me.” A full-page ad from Motown proclaims an … Continue reading

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