San Remo Golden Strings

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The San Remo Golden Strings
Origin Detroit, Michigan
Genres Orchestra
Years active 1965 - 1971
Labels Ric-Tic, Gordy, Motown

The San Remo Golden Strings were a studio group from Detroit, Michigan. A number of its members also played in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, while others were members of the Motown backing band, The Funk Brothers.[1] Their albums were released on Ric-Tic, Motown and Gordy labels. They scored two hits in the U.S. in 1965: "Hungry for Love" (U.S. Pop #27, U.S. AC #3) and "I'm Satisfied" (U.S. Pop #89).[2] In 1971, they had some success, as the "San Remo Strings" with "Festival Time", which reached #39 in the UK Singles Chart and was popular on the UK's Northern soul music scene.[3][4]


  • Hungry for Love (Ric-Tic, 1965)
  • Hungry for Love (Motown, 1967)
  • Swing (Gordy Records, 1968)
  • Festival Time (Tamla Motown, 1967) TMG 795


  1. ^ Review of Hungry for Love, Allmusic
  2. ^ San Remo Golden Strings at
  3. ^ Bill Dahl (January 2001). Motown: The Golden Years. Krause Publications. pp. 301–. ISBN 0-87349-286-2. 
  4. ^ "San Remo Strings". Retrieved 26 January 2015.