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Dancing In The Street: Martha & the Vandellas, Van Halen, David Bowie & Mick Jagger

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Dancing In the Street, a terrific Motown dance tune from the mid-60s. We will start with the original version by Martha and the Vandellas, and then discuss covers of that song by Van Halen, and by David Bowie & Mick Jagger. 2,857 more words

Rock And Roll

Significant Songs (110)

(Love Is Like A) Heatwave

My liking for the sound of Tamla-Motown is no secret to any readers of this blog. From my first year at secondary school, through to today, I have always loved to be immersed in the magic of Motown. 238 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

1069 Dancing In The Street - Martha And The Vandellas (1964)

Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter wrote this song in 1964. It was first recorded by Martha And The Vandellas and released as a single. 82 more words


Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Way over there

Way Over There” is a 1960 Motown soul song and single, written by William “Smokey” Robinson, produced by Berry Gordy, and first performed by…

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