Solid Gold Soul

Oct. 31, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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One Prince fan is fighting back against the pop star’s attempts to eradicate all un-authorized postings of his music and image on various websites. One user, whose 29-second video of her infant dancing to “Let’s Go Crazy” was removed from the site, was later allowed to re-post the footage, reports ABC News. As Prince moved ahead with his copyright infringement crackdown, Stephanie Lenz reportedly received an e-mail from YouTube saying that her clip was removed at the request of Universal Music Publishing Group, and that her YouTube account could be canceled in the event of any future copyright infringements. But the woman filed a counter notice with the popular file-sharing site and was allowed to re-post the footage six weeks after its removal. YouTube officials told ABC News that the site is bound by provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to honor all takedown and counter-notices. As previously reported, Prince hired a British firm called Web Sheriff to help police the Internet and threatened to take legal action against websites that post his copyrighted material.



A third accomplice in the O.J. Simpson memorabilia heist case agreed to testify against him on Monday (October 29th). Michael McClinton has agreed to plead guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in return for a reduced sentence. McClinton, a 49-year-old security guard, provides what may be the most damaging testimony yet against Simpson in the September 13th incident in Las Vegas. McClinton says he impersonated a police officer and wielded a gun, at Simpson’s request, in the confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel.



Happy Birthday to Temptations’ co-founder Otis Williams, who turns 66 . Williams, who was present at the birth of Motown, alongside founder Berry Gordy Jr., Smokey Robinson, and a host of others, is the sole surviving original member of the Temptations still performing with the group.

Williams has outlived all of the other members of the Temps’ classic lineup: Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Melvin Franklin.

Last week the Temps released their latest album, Back To Front. The set, which has been getting positive reviews, features the group’s versions of some of their own personal favorites, including Sam & Dave’s “Hold On! I’m Comin’,” Barry White’s “Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up,” the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love,” the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” L.T.D. with Jeffrey Osborne’s “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again,” and the Doobie Brothers’ “Minute By Minute,” among others.

Williams recalled after years of struggling with no success, how the Temps found out about scoring their first hit in 1964: “We recorded ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ and went to upstate Michigan and was up there for a number of weeks and came back, and Berry (Gordy) had been trying to find us. They told us ‘You guys finally got a hit.’ Somebody got the Billboard and the Cash Box and showed us we were in the charts, and David Ruffin and myself sat down and we cried because we had tried so many years of getting there. And we were off and running.”

The Temptations are on tour with the Four Tops in Europe, and perform in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Temps’ next U.S. show will be on December 10th in Brookings, South Dakota at the Swiftel Center.

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Charnele Brown, actress (A Different World), 42

Eddie Holland, of the Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, 68

Nia Long, actress (Friday, The Best Man, Big Momma’s House), 37

Snow, reggae artist, 39

Otis Williams, last original member of the Temptations, 66

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In 1916, baseball legend Leon Day is born in Alexandria, Virginia.
In 1945, Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a contract with Montreal of the International League.
In 1970, The Jackson 5 earns the Number One slot on both the pop and R&B charts with “I’ll Be There.”
In 1970, the Christmas Card album by the Temptations is released.
In 1972, the “I’ll Be Around” single by the Spinners is certified gold.
In 1974, the legendary boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, nicknamed “The Rumble In The Jungle,” takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
In 1979, Richard Arrington is elected the first African-American mayor of Birmingham.
In 1983, Reverend Jesse Jackson announces plans to become the first African-American to mount a full-scale campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 1984, the Thriller album by Michael Jackson is certified 20 times platinum.
In 1984, the Victory album by the Jacksons is certified double platinum.
In 1992, the “I Will Always Love You” single by Whitney Houston is released.
In 1995, the self-titled album by Silk is released.
In 1996, The Comfort Zone album by Vanessa Williams is certified triple platinum.
In 2001, Lenny Kravitz releases the album Lenny.
In 2002, Jam Master Jay of Run D.M.C., whose real name was Jason Mizell, is killed when two assailants enter his Queens, New York, recording studio and open fire.
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