Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 — July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with the Supremes, the Miracles, the Temptations, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, "bridging the color lines in music at the time."
With a string of hit singles composed mainly by Smokey Robinson, including "Two Lovers" (1962), the Grammy-nominated "You Beat Me to the Punch" (1962) and her signature hit, "My Guy" (1964), she became recognized as "The Queen of Motown" until her departure from the company in 1964, at the height of her popularity. She was one of Motown's first singing superstars.
I enjoyed the entire 2nd season of Tales from the Tour Bus, and the Betty Davis segment was by far the best ever, as it shone a spotlight on a talent that isn rarely acknowledged. I am happy to hear she is still alive, but puzzled by why there has not been much known about her. Hopefully this segment will increase awareness of Betty' s unique contribution to music and revive interest in her.