Talk:The Marvelettes

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Fair use rationale for Image:Marvelettes-20thcenmasters.jpg[edit]

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There is now no album image.

Fair use rationale for Image:The-marvelettes-album.jpg[edit]

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There is no album image now!

Beechwood 4-5789[edit]

Are we sure that Beechwood 4-5789 was the most popular pre-Rick Springfield number in America? (Not sure of the metric by which this would have been judged, but Pennsylvania 6-5000 was a far more popular song.) Is there a citation for this? Chicobangs (talk) 14:14, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

That assumption was removed over 6 mth ago! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tripplepoints (talkcontribs) 00:08, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

POV[edit]

Following on from the comments above, this article is currently short of citations, and stuffed with opinionated fancruft,; for example - " As the first popular Motown act, they carried a lot of responsibility during this time."

More references please, and less of the peacock wording. This is an encyclopedia - not a fan site.

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:22, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Also, there is inconsistant usage of the word "The" before the group's name: the article title clearly uses the word and therefore we are lead to believe that it is part of the group's name. However, the very next sentences use lowercase "the". Normally the first word in a group's name is capitalised whether or not it is a definate or indefinate article (the, a, an), a conjunction (but, of, and, with) or whatnot. Anyone able to source "The Marvelettes" vs "Marvelettes"? In doing so, you'll probably find a ton of reliable sources to counterbalance the POV metioned above! --Jubileeclipman 21:08, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I have gone some way to refactor out the peacocks (from the first three sections or so) and have clarified the group's name as "The Marvelettes" (throughout) per Wikipedia:MUSTARD#Names (definite article). Anyone care to deal with the rest? Cheers --Jubileeclipman 21:56, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I have done all I can to correct the information in this article in an unbaised way. It should now be accurate.

regardless of the accuracy, it's overall a poorly written article. You'd never see this in an encyclopedia. It needs cleaning up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.223.136.5 (talk) 15:36, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Drums??[edit]

So who played drums, Marvin or Smokey? The sentence that contains this information is not clear on this matter. Thoughts?THX1136 (talk) 21:18, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Marvin, in the absense of a 'both'. Rothorpe (talk) 22:56, 1 July 2014 (UTC)