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The TEMPOS Story The lineage of vocal groups, male and female, in the 1950s and 60s can be as difficult to establish as any family tree. Line-ups would frequently change as individual members came and went, group names could be dropped and replaced...

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Another great informative and worthwhile contribution by Rob.

Sometime I go through articles and highlight some of the names or tracks that may be of interest.

If I did it with this one think its fair to say that the whole page would seem to be full of bold text!

if viewing the forum version, check out the front page version, as per normal from Rob there's some great photos to accompany his latest words.(click on the images to enlarge)

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Wow what a great read over breakfast that was. Hats off to you Rob in giving us such a succint and informative piece.:yes:

Demonstrates 'what a tangled web they did weave' back then and gives food for thought on the 'stories' behind ALL our little bits of plastic.

Great stuff sir:thumbsup:

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Wow what a great read over breakfast that was. Hats off to you Rob in giving us such a succint and informative piece.:yes:

Demonstrates 'what a tangled web they did weave' back then and gives food for thought on the 'stories' behind ALL our little bits of plastic.

Great stuff sir:thumbsup:

Just the sort of articles I like, full of facts.

I agree with you Jez. We often take for granted those little black discs. which have so many "real life" and often tragic stories behind them.

For me, listening to any Jack Montgomery tracks from now on will never be the same but in fact "heightened" due to a little background knowledge.

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Hi Rob

Nice job mate, great info and cool you share it with all.

Just a note

Buford 'Fab' Glanton, went on to record as David Lenyard and was also a member of Four Real Inc. all of which came out on Flying Eagle. He still lives in Detroit to this day, but has suffered from poor health for many years.

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Excellent and just proves the worth of documenting this stuff before it's too late. The part relating to Marvin Jones-Jack Montgomery is tragic. It looks like people did turn their back on him, for him to take his life in such circumstances. Like Arkwright, those records of his will take on another dimension for me now.

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Rob,

Nice one, again!

It's amazing, given what has happened to so many, that Jay Davis remains in good health and maintains his enthusiasm...........................that hit is just around the corner................

John

Jay Davis, Detroit 2009

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Hi Rob ..great work Mate and Great Read . Fab's Name is spelt

Fab Buford Glanton , Fab is really a nice guy and good friend he done so much work back in the day and later went to Invictus Records where he joined The Politcians.

Jimmy Charles later Joined The Elgin's .

keep up the good work Rob :tumbleweed3:

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Thank you all. I'm really glad you enjoyed the piece. Debonaires and Holidays coming up.

Best regards

Rob

i can't wait rob, that was so informative and interesting.thats what makes this site so great, more please, jim.

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Thank you all. I'm really glad you enjoyed the piece. Debonaires and Holidays coming up.

Best regards

Rob

Hi Rob,

Great work yet again !!!

hope your well,

regards

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Hi Rob. Hopefully this may help with the 'Tempos' Biography? I bought these 'AFTRA' (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) documents, signed by 3 members of 'The Tempos', Bobby Sanders, Billy London and Bobby Mac. I am finding it really difficult to find out much more about the bands career. If you find out anything else about them, could you please let me know by PM, as I am trying to piece it together to display with the 'AFTRA' documents. Thank you.

P.S. I also  bought 'AFTRA' documents signed by Leon Heywood (1966), and Marlena Shaw (1967)

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1 hour ago, Northern Soul UK said:

Hi Rob. Hopefully this may help with the 'Tempos' Biography? I bought these 'AFTRA' (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) documents, signed by 3 members of 'The Tempos', Bobby Sanders, Billy London and Bobby Mac. I am finding it really difficult to find out much more about the bands career. If you find out anything else about them, could you please let me know by PM, as I am trying to piece it together to display with the 'AFTRA' documents. Thank you.

P.S. I also  bought 'AFTRA' documents signed by Leon Heywood (1966), and Marlena Shaw (1967)

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Different Tempos, those in your document are the West Coast group (Countdown).  The one who is the subject of this topic is from Detroit.

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