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Mary Wells

American Motown singer and recording artist, The Queen of Motown

Mary Wells

American Motown singer and recording artist, The Queen of Motown
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birthday
13th
May, 1943
Death
26th
July, 1992
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Mary Esther 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 Supremes, The Miracles, The Temptations, 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, “bridging the color lines in music at the time.”
With a string of hit singles composed mainly by Smokey Robinson, including “The One Who Really Loves You”, “Two Lovers”, and the Grammy-nominated “You Beat Me to the Punch”, all in 1962, plus her signature hit, “My Guy” (1964), she became recognized as “The Queen of Motown” until her departure from the company in 1964, at the height of her success.

Also Known As

Mary Wells Womack

Associated Acts

Smokey Robinson Marvin Gaye Cecil Womack Bobby Womack

Birth Name

Mary Esther Wells

Genres

R&B pop soul disco

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Years Active

1960 1990

Name

Mary Wells

Nationality

United States of America

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