Mary Wells

Born: 
05/13/1943
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/26/1992
Years Active: 
1960-1990
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Vocals

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Mary Esther Wells was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, "bridging the color lines in music at the time." With a string of hit singles mainly composed by Smokey Robinson, including "Two Lovers" (1962), the Grammy-nominated "You Beat Me to the Punch" (1962) and her signature hit, "My Guy" (1964), she became recognized as "The Queen of Motown" until her departure from the company in 1964, at the height of her popularity. She was one of Motown's first singing superstars.

Discography

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Recording Session 06/06/1961 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 06/14/1961 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 06/23/1961 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 09/19/1961 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 12/09/1961 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 02/23/1962 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 06/28/1962 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 08/06/1962 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 09/24/1962 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
New Year's Show 12/31/1962 Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 02/16/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 02/18/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 03/06/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 03/06/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 04/06/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 04/17/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 06/01/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 06/04/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Mary Wells 08/13/1963 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 11/16/1963 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 11/17/1963 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 12/20/1963 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 02/20/1964 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 04/08/1964 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 04/14/1964 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA

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