Post by ClassicSoul on Feb 22, 2006 13:46:44 GMT -5
Thursday, February 19, 2006 Kalamazoo Gazette
A night to remember
The Velvelettes had a great time performing with other Motown legends in Detroit during Super Bowl weekend.
``It was a night to remember in that everything was so chaotic,'' lead singer Cal Street, of Kalamazoo, said in an e-mail.
The two Kalamazoo women and two Flint women of the Velvelettes, who have been together since they signed with Motown Records in 1962, performed Feb. 4 at the Masonic Temple as part of the Motown Music Festival. Also on the bill were the Four Tops, the Dramatics, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, the Supremes and the Contours, ``along with today's generation of entertainers such as Ludacris, John Legend, Snoop Dogg and others,'' Street said.
``The Motown legends held their own as we performed for an audience that consisted of people whose ages spanned three or four generations,'' she said.
Velvelette Bertha Barbee McNeal, of Kalamazoo, said it was a thrill to perform at the Masonic Temple and at a private party at the Roostertail Nightclub during Super Bowl weekend.