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' Today marks exactly 55 years since Loucye Pearl Wakefield (née Gordy) died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Detroit’s Sinai Hospital. This remarkable woman was one of Motown’s earliest backroom believers, and it’s possible that had she not joined her brother at the firm, it would have gone bankrupt within a couple of years'

She died prematurely but left an indelible impression on all who knew her. The story of a #Motown sister, and the music made in her honour. It's all in the latest West Grand Blog.



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Adam White mentioned Loucye being on stage when the Miracles got their gold record,

here's a picture from that event - 



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there was also 'The Sterling Ball' - a memorial fund to the late Miss Loucye, to provide 4 yr scholarships to Wayne U.

fund-raising took place at Gordy Manor and raised $25,000.  dancing and entertainment by Marvin Gaye

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