Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas) were an American vocal
girl group formed in Detroit in 1957. The group was
founded by friends Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford and
Gloria Williams, the group eventually included Martha Reeves,
who moved up in ranks as lead vocalist of the group after
Williams' departure in 1962. All of their singles were recorded
on Motown Records. During their nine-year run on the charts from
1963 to 1972, Martha and the Vandellas charted over twenty-six hits.
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