perfect combination! Creatively combining those oldies but goodies with
today’s modern music. That’s right, you’ve got it! They make “Now, then
& forever” unfold right before your eyes!
Darden joins the gals to bring together a similar creative dream, to recreate
a musical lifetime right there on stage. Each group member had experienced
their moment of greatest, but never like this! What a combination! What
Darden began her career singing in the Baptist Church. At a very young
age, Pam began singing in local groups and doing live stage performances.
She grew up in a town where The Manhattens, Soul Generation, and Kool and
the Gang were her partners on the local scene. She then began singing with
the Adlibs, whos main hit was The Boy From New York City. Pam knew she
was headed for stardom when she auditioned and became a member of Motown’s
#1 Girl Group, The Marvelettes... performing with original member Gladys
Horton’s group for many years during the 1980s & 90s! Pam has also
collaborated with Alton Taylor, and the late Victor Mickens who wrote the
hit song “Summer Madness” for Kool and the Gang. Together, Pam, Alton,
and Victor wrote 25 songs!
presents a very unique group combining the talents of three singers from
diversified backgrounds. This combination has resulted in a strong definitive
sound built on confidence and ability. Once you see and hear them -- you’ll
Marvelettes occupy an esteemed place in the history of American popular
music as the group that cause Motown, and most notably Berry Gordy, to
change the label’s focus from single bluesy soul artists (previously Barret
Strong’s “Money” had been the label’s biggest seller) to a smooth, orchestrated,
harmonic sound that transcended the prior racial limits of rhythm and blues.
With their first record, “Please Mr. Postman” hitting the top spot on the
charts and selling 3-million records in a crossover market, Motown began
to concentrate on groups like the Marvelettes, Supremes, Temptations, Four
Tops, and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, creating a new group pop soul
sound that totally dominated the music charts until the advent of the Beatles
four years later.
their reign at the top of the charts, the girls were to turn out more than
a dozen hits, eight of which went Top 10.
Marvelettes gave Motown its first certified number 1 hit with “Please,
Mr. Postman” which set into motion the Motown sound worldwide. The Marvelettes
helped to set the stage for an era in music history that is unforgetable,
and best, unmistakable.
Marvelettes are a very unique group combining the talents of three singers
from diversified background. The result is a strong definitive sound built
on confidence and ability.