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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.

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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 ... Himself
Nick Ashford ... Himself (as Ashford & Simpson)
Florence Ballard ... Herself (Supremes member) (archive footage)
Renaldo Benson Renaldo Benson ... Himself
Cindy Birdsong Cindy Birdsong ... Herself (Supremes member)
Dick Clark ... Himself
Bunny DeBarge Bunny DeBarge ... Herself
El DeBarge ... Himself
James DeBarge James DeBarge ... Himself
Mark DeBarge Mark DeBarge ... Himself
Randy DeBarge Randy DeBarge ... Himself
Dennis Edwards ... Himself (Temptations member)
Abdul 'Duke' Fakir Abdul 'Duke' Fakir ... Himself
José Feliciano ... Himself
Melvin Franklin Melvin Franklin ... Himself (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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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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This special gave us the debut performance of Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" as he sang "Billie Jean". See more »

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Features Mahogany (1975) See more »

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stunning show
17 February 2002 | by liberian_girlSee all my reviews

In thought this show was so brilliant, the performers were really great and I still enjoy watching the performers, but the performance that I enjoyed most would have to be Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. I loved the moonwalk and his dancing was superb as usual.


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