August 23, 2017 Record of the Day

Here’s a trivia question. Who was the first white solo artist to record for Motown? That would be Debbie Dean. She was signed by Motown founder Barry Gordy in the early 1960s. Her first single was “Don’t Let Him Shop Around,” which was an answer song to the Miracles’ hit “Shop Around.” Besides being a white recording artist for Motown she was also one of the oldest singers of the day, well into her mid-30s. Her last single for Motown was “Everybody’s Talking About My Baby.” Released in 1962, the 45 is worth up to $75.00. The picture sleeve by itself can get you $125.00 today.

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