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Birth Name: Martha Rose Reeves
Born: 1941/07/18
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years Active: 1957-present
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock & Roll, Soul

Martha Reeves (born July 18, 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama) is an American R&B and pop singer and former politician, and was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. Founded in 1960 by friends Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford and Gloria Williams, the band eventually included Reeves, who moved up in ranks as lead vocalist of the group after Williams' departure in 1962. As teenagers, Ashford and Annette Beard were members of a girl group called The Del-Phis. The group performed at local venues with Gloria Williams on lead vocals. The group started out with six members, but became a trio by the time Alabama-born vocalist Martha Reeves joined, who had been a member of a riva... Continue Bio >>


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