Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Harvey Fuqua, R. I. P.

Doo-Wop Star, Motown Executive Harvey Fuqua Dies - ABC News: "Harvey Fuqua, a former doo-wop star with the Moonglows who went on to launch Marvin Gaye's career as well as his comeback, died in Detroit on Tuesday, the Motown Alumni Association said. He was 80.

He succumbed to what an association official called 'coronary problems' after a brief illness.

The versatile artist, entrepreneur and executive also shepherded the careers of such acts as Etta James, the Spinners, and Junior Walker & the All Stars."

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We saw him perform in concert a few times, both alone and with various incarnations of The Moonglows. They don't make them like that anymore.