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The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes in a 1963 promotional photo. Clockwise from top left: Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, and Wanda Young
Background information
Origin Inkster, Michigan, USA
Genres Pop, R&B, rock and roll, soul
Years active 1960–1972
Labels Tamla
Past members
Gladys Horton
Katherine Anderson
Wanda Rogers
Anne Bogan
Georgeanna Tillman
Wyanetta (Juanita) Cowart
Georgia Dobbins

The Marvelettes was an American singing group that were active from 1960 to 1972. Members of the group were Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Wanda Rogers, Anne Bogan, Georgeanna Tillman, Wyanetta Cowart and Georgia Dobbins. They are probably best known for their #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman". They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004 and were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2007.[1]

The group has received several honors, including the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. In 2005, two of the group's most successful recordings, "Please Mr. Postman" and "Don't Mess with Bill" earned million-selling Gold singles from the RIAA. In 2012, the Marvelettes were nominated for 2013 induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Other notable recordings were "Playboy", "Beechwood 4-5789", "Danger! Heartbreak Dead Ahead", "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game", "When You're Young and in Love".


The Marvelettes released 12 albums:

Year Album
1961 Please Mr. Postman
1962 The Marvelettes Sing (aka Smash Hits of '62)
1962 Playboy
1963 The Marvelous Marvelettes
1963 The Marvelettes Recorded Live On Stage
1966 The Marvelettes Greatest Hits
1967 The Marvelettes (Pink Album)
1968 Sophisticated Soul
1969 In Full Bloom
1970 The Return of The Marvelettes
1975 The Marvelettes Anthology
1975 Best of The Marvelettes


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