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5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Wells - the truly tumultuous life of a Motown superstar, October 15, 2012
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This review is from: Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar (Hardcover)
The most fervent, dedicated Motown music fans are without doubt from the United Kingdom. Mary Wells was a Motown pioneer, who had the honour of touring over here with the Beatles, who looked upon her as their favourite Motowner. I saw her perform over here in 1964 and was entranced by her looks, personality and musical prowess. She was truly an exotic creature.
Until the well known author Peter Benjaminson published this book, there had been no thorough telling of Mary's tangled life. Peter has interviewed so many of the protagonists in Mary's life and career to ensure historical accuracy. Her love interests, her former secretary and good friends, as well as those who sang alongside her at Motown and toured with her in the heady days of that record company breaking through racial barriers. Mary Wells was on the infamous 1962 tour when the bus was shot at; she was denied entrance into restaurants and hotels in the Deep South. She was humiliated as a black woman on this tour by the treatment meted out by racist elements.
Peter has researched his book thoroughly and the complicated life choices Mary made are well detailed in his entertaining, informative biography.I thoroughly recommend buying and reading this excellent, well written book.
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