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Northern Soul Connections #15 - Ronnie & Robyn


Northern Soul Connections #15 - Ronnie & Robyn magazine cover

Northern Soul Connections #15 - Ronnie & Robyn

For those that need a read at bank holiday...or are waiting for Cleethorpes.

Northern Connections #15 
There is only ever one Single-Truth, and then versions, accounts and even faded memories. And unless you are 
"the subject or directly related to the subject in time" there is no way to be 100% sure about that single-truth. So although I believe I have the compelling evidence for my views...


On Ronnie & Robyn, Sidro, D'Orleons, and the rest, there are many sources of testimony, both verbatim & ancidotal. This is my version and it is anchored to primary printed documentary references. No other contributions, first-hand or otherwise from the past are disputed here or made to be less valuable. Instead i leave it to you to take what you wish. 

In a 1960's music business where almost everyone hos o 'nom de guerre' what follows may merely be a chance occurrence which is only remarkable for being apparently connected. Any corrections, or further enlightenment is encouraged and appreciated. 
She was a Michigan State ballroom Champion. 
He was a 1963-64 State champion drummer and singer with Bobby Dayton and the Daytonos. 
They were from Farmington, West Bloomfield.
Together they were Ronnie & Robyn. 

 

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Hi Ken , Fantastic read, much appreciated! So no connection ,as oft rumoured , to Rick ,Robin,{sic}&Him-"Cause you Know me "/"3 Choruses Of Despair" V.I.P.25035? Although the Vocals and production! are very similar . Very best Regards ,Johhny Hart , Malaga Spain.

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Although it sounds like there could be a connection between Ronnie and Robyn and Rick, Robin and Him, there is none.

 Rick was Richard Witte who wrote both sides of the single and also "Ain't No Place Like Motown" for the Velvelettes.

Robin was Sally Fuhrman.

The identity of Him is not that easy. The Motown session logs list the group only as Rick and Robin. There is also info that

has Him as being Sally's brother Ron Fuhrman. 

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On 25/05/2018 at 21:32, The Yank said:

Thanks for the info. Here's a little more about Sidra.

sidra1.jpg

sidra 2.jpg

Yes those two clips are destined to be used in my forthcoming book 

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