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.
The Marvelettes in a 1963 promotional photo. Clockwise from top left: Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, and Wanda Young
|Origin||Inkster, Michigan, USA|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, rock and roll, soul|
|Past members||Gladys Horton|
Wyanetta (Juanita) Cowart
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:
|1961||Please Mr. Postman|
|1962||The Marvelettes Sing (aka Smash Hits of '62)|
|1963||The Marvelous Marvelettes|
|1963||The Marvelettes Recorded Live On Stage|
|1966||The Marvelettes Greatest Hits|
|1967||The Marvelettes (Pink Album)|
|1969||In Full Bloom|
|1970||The Return of The Marvelettes|
|1975||The Marvelettes Anthology|
|1975||Best of The Marvelettes|
- "Michigan Rock and Roll Legends - MARVELETTES". www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com.