The Marvelettes – Beechwood 4-5789

27 Apr



an American all-girl group, achieved popularity in the early to mid-1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson (now Schaffner), Georgeanna Tillman (later Gordon), Juanita Cowart (now Cowart Motley), and Georgia Dobbins, who was replaced by Wanda Young (now Rogers) prior to the group signing their first deal.

The Marvelettes, capitalized on their hit single “Beechwood 4-5789,

their fourth hit, co-written by Marvin Gaye, reached #17.

Following the success of


radio stations also frequently played the single’s flip side, “Someday, Someway”, which paid off sending the song to #8 on the R&B chart—their first double-sided hit.


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