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American vocal girl group formed in Detroit in 1957. Wikipedia

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  • 1964 single by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. Sit by "(her) lonely room and cry". Wikipedia

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  • To promote its largest and most recent expansion, Macy's used a version of the Martha and the Vandellas hit song, "Dancing in the Street", in its advertising.Macy's-Wikipedia
  • A third label, which Gordy named after himself (though it was originally called "Miracle") featured the Temptations, the Contours, Edwin Starr, and Martha and the Vandellas.Motown-Wikipedia
  • It was climbing the pop and country charts but "Heat Wave", a rockified version of the 1963 hit by Martha and the Vandellas, was receiving considerable airplay.Linda Ronstadt-Wikipedia
  • In a tribute to Motown's first group, Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas stated: "In Liverpool they have a statue of the Beatles. Someplace in Detroit there should be a statue of (Smokey Robinson and) the Miracles."The Miracles-Wikipedia
  • It first became popular in 1964 when recorded by Martha and the Vandellas whose version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart.Dancing in the Street-Wikipedia
  • In addition, they sang backup on Motown singles by the Supremes ("Run, Run, Run", 1964), Martha and the Vandellas (on the 1966 hit "My Baby Loves Me") and others.Four Tops-Wikipedia

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