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Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)

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The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director:

Don Mischer
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Ant ... Self
Nick Ashford ... Self (as Ashford & Simpson)
Florence Ballard ... Self (Supremes member) (archive footage)
Renaldo Benson Renaldo Benson ... Self
Cindy Birdsong ... Self (Supremes member)
Dick Clark ... Self
Bunny DeBarge Bunny DeBarge ... Self
El DeBarge ... Self
James DeBarge James DeBarge ... Self
Mark DeBarge Mark DeBarge ... Self
Randy DeBarge Randy DeBarge ... Self
Dennis Edwards ... Self (Temptations member)
Abdul 'Duke' Fakir Abdul 'Duke' Fakir ... Self
José Feliciano ... Self
Melvin Franklin Melvin Franklin ... Self (Temptations member)
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Storyline

Motown greats come home to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. Big names like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Surperemes, and Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 make the night memorable and show us that Motown is yesterday, today, and forever.

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Documentary | Music

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Trivia

This special gave us the debut performance of Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" as he sang "Billie Jean". See more »

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Featured in Michael Jackson Moonwalker (1988) See more »

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Music that truly was the heart and sole of America.
28 April 2018 | by knightkpSee all my reviews

This is music that had any still has relevance, purpose,and resonated with a legitamate message unlike Rap and current pop music of the 21st century.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motown 25 See more »

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Motown Productions See more »
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Mono
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