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News: Frances Nero RIP

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Very sad indeed. SoultripUSA fans will remember her as our tour guide at Hitsville USA in 2009. I introduced her to Mel Britt.

She won a talent competition in 1965. The prize being a contract with Motown ( Ronnie Mcneir came 2nd!)

A fun loving lady who finally got major success with Footsteps.

RIP Miss Grand Boulevard

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Sorry to hear this.  She was a very nice person.  She came onto Soulful Detroit Forum, and became a regular poster for some years.  She graciously answered all of our questions.

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They played 'Keep on loving me' tonight at Preston Grasshoppers as a tribute.

Frances left us with some special music and I hope events this weekend will pay tribute by playing one of her tunes.

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indeed sad news had the pleasure of having breakfast with her and sam ward at the morecambe weekender such a lovely lady heaven gains another angel RIP

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Only just read this, yes Frances  was indeed an incredible talent and a really nice lady.

Interview Ms Nero for my Kiss Fm Sunday Surgery show back in the day.

Condolences go out to her family.

Best

Dr Bob J

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A lovely smiley woman as I remember, as Kev says she was at Motown Museum as a guide when we visit in 2009, she and Lorraine Chandler showed us around giving us all a glimpse into the world of how Motown worked, laughing when she showed us the small bright Tangerine Orange vinyl sofa where the Great Mr Gaye slept after boxing records through the night for distribution the next day and how he lay in the funeral parlour next door after his death and that everyone in between takes would slip out to pay their respects. I also remember that they all (Motown artists etc) at The Memphis Smoke Diner after, it was her Birthday & the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to her, together with Mel Britt singing along with "She'll come running back" & the Capitols after much persuasion sing "Cool Jerk" acapella along with an excited & appreciative crowd of Brit's etc sang along. Memories hey & the pulled Pork wasn't bad either. :hatsoff2:  :thumbup: 

Spot. :shades: 

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R.I.P Frances

Any one fortunate to be  at the soul trip Usa event  will never forger her. I was lucky to share lunch with her a experience I will treasure for ever . Thank you Kev & Sam for making it happen.

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