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Mary Wells

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Birth Name: Mary Esther Wells
Born: 1943/05/13
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1992/07/26
Years Active: 1960-1990
Genres: R&B, Pop, Soul, Motown, Disco

Mary Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) 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. With a string of hit singles composed mainly by Smokey Robinson, 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. Wells began singing as a child, and by age 10 had graduated from church choirs to performing at local nightclubs in the... Continue Bio >>

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