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Outlines

Outlines are long-time friends Jerome, Irfane and Jay1. Although the paths of life led the three members to interact - Jerome and Irfane went to school together - it is hip-hop culture that is responsible for their union. Indeed, while, in the early nineties, Jerome was breakdancing, both Irfane and Jay1 were writing graffiti. Jay1 has since then established himself as one of the finest French writers, collaborating with fashion designers (agnes b.

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The Monitors

This is for two groups: 1) The classic Motown group which began as "The Majestics" in 1964 and became The Monitors circa 1965. Group members included Richard Street (lead/background vocals), Warren Harris (background vocals), John "Maurice" Fagin (background vocals, and Sandra Fagin (lead/background vocals). The group was active until 1969-70 when Richard Street left to begin his gradual replacement of Paul Williams in The Temptations, a position he would hold for many years to come. 2) The band based in Orebro, Sweden. They debuted nov 17th at a local event.

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Alice Russel

This is a misspelling for Alice Russell, her last name is written with double l. please update your tags! Alice Russell is a British female soul singer from Framlingham in Suffolk, formerly signed to the Tru Thoughts label. Recently known for singing on tracks with Will Holland's Quantic and Quantic Soul Orchestra, she has also performed the lead vocals on a cover of The White Stripes hit "Seven Nation Army" with Nostalgia 77. Alice Russell has claimed her influences include Minnie Ripperton, Eva Cassidy, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Jill Scott.

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Waylon

Waylon is an alum of the television show "Holland's Got Talent". In an interview he said he specifically chose this talent-show, because you immediately have a response from the audience, unlike Idols or X-Factor. "You can't fool the audience" He is the first Dutch artist to be signed to Motown Records. His debut single Wicked Way has been picked up by MTV and was the Radio 538 'Alarmschijf'. His debut album titled "Wicked Ways" was released on August 28.

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons (since 1967, known off and on as Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons - although not shown that way on any of their hit records), is an American and group from Newark, NJ. They also had a sound somewhat reminiscent of , although they were not thought of as a quartet. By the mid 1960s, The Four Seasons had become an internationally famous group. In 1960, the group known as The Four Lovers evolved into The Four Seasons...

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Chico DeBarge

Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge (born June 23, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an African-American/French R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. He began a musical career of his own with Motown in the late-1980s, but was imprisoned for drug charges and served time in prison. After his release in the mid-1990s, DeBarge returned to Motown to continue his musical career. He later moved to Koch Records, where he released his LP, 2003's Free. On July, 14 2009 he released his sixth album, Addiction, under the Kedar Entertainment label.

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The Temptations

The Temptations (also abbreviated as "The Tempts" or "The Temps") are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, rnb, and adult contemporary. Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 as The Elgins. The group, known for its finely tuned choreography, distinct harmonies, and stylish suits, has been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to rock. Having sold an estimated 22 million albums by 1982, The Temptations are one of the most successful groups in black music history and were the definitive male vocal group of the 1960s.

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Brian Hyland

Brian was born November 12, 1943, in Brooklyn/Queens, New York City, where his first musical experience ranged from church choir at nine, to clarinet and guitar, to his first local harmony group, the Delfis. In 1959, they cut a demo record and made the rounds of New York City record labels. Finally, with much persistence, after many closed doors, Brian was signed as a solo artist to a management contract, where he cut demos for band leader Sammy Kaye's publishing company. Kapp Records heard a demo and signed Brian at age 16.

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The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were an American singing girl group on the label. As Motown's first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes were most notable for recording the label's first US #1 pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman," and for setting the precedent for later Motown girl groups such as The Supremes and Martha & The Vandellas. In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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