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The Cavern Liverpool continues it's 60th Celebrations with Two Motown Shows Not To Be Missed!
Head to the Matthew Street this summer to celebrate 60 years of the Cavern this summer with Smooth Radio and original Motown artists, Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
Two of the biggest names of Motown are heading for the Cavern this summer to help us celebrate our 60th birthday– and you won’t want to miss either of them.
Mary Wilson of The Supremes appears at the Club on Wednesday, June 21st, playing our Live Lounge just ahead of her performance at the London Palladium a few days later.
The Supremes have sold more than 60 million records, and had more hits than any other female group, and Mary Wilson was there right from the start, making her bona fide Motown royalty.
Mary Wilson, one of the founders of the Supremes, is at the Cavern on Wednesday, June 21. Tickets are £30.
And then on Sunday, August 13, it’s the turn of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas to take to the Live Lounge stage. Tickets are £25.
In the UK they had had 17 hit albums including their Greatest Hits that hit the number 1 slot in 1968 and spent over a year in the charts, with similiar chart acheivements all over the world. In 1977 their 20 Golden Greats repeated this success.
“Where Did Our Love Go” was their first number one and the hits kept coming including: Baby Love/Stop In The Name Of Love/You Can’t Hurry Love/You Keep Me Hangin On/The Happening/Come See About Me/Reflections/Love Child/I’m Gonna Make You Love Me/Stoned Love/Nathan Jones/Floy Joy/River Deep Mountain High/Someday We’ll Be Together.
When Martha Reeves dances on to the stage – to the thumping beats of I’m Ready for Love, the rocking rhythms of Van Morrison’s Wild Night, or the fiery chords of Heat Wave – it is hard to believe that its been more than 45 years since she and the Vandellas made their musical mark with the bluesy, Come and Get These Memories. It was that recording that inspired Berry Gordy to coin the term “The Motown Sound” and that put the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland on the map. It was that recording that led to a decade of memorable music, earning Martha the title of Motown’s ultimate soul diva. With an energy that belies her age, she keeps audiences on their feet with the gospel-tinged Nowhere to Run, the pop-driven Jimmy Mack, and high-energy tributes to Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and others. And displaying the versatility that made her a favourite with Motown writers and producers, she goes jazzy with songs by Ellington and Billie Holiday.