Motown Museum Honors Unsung Female Trio


The Motown Historical Museum in Detroit is giving its due to Motown Records’ girl groups.

One name stands out in the exhibit — mainly because the Andantes sang without credit on thousands of songs released during the label's 1960s and early ‘70s heyday in Detroit.

Members Louvain Demps, Jackie Hicks and Marlene Barrow-Tate recently gathered at the former studio to see the exhibit and share stories about backing Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops and others.

They are now are in their 70s, and Barrow-Tate and Hicks are retired in Detroit. Demps lives near Atlanta and still sings.

They were proud to see the Andantes displayed alongside the Supremes, Vandellas, Marvelettes and Velvelettes — even after more than four decades.

The exhibit runs through the summer.

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Motown Museum Honors Unsung Female Trio

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