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Dancing in the Street, Anthem of the 60s Music Revolution

This sizzling single hit the airwaves and record stores the first week of August back in 1964. Propelled by insistent drumming from co-writer Marvin Gaye, instrumental backing by Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers, vocal backing by the Vandellas, and Martha Reeve’s soaring lead vocal, “Dancing in the Street” seemed to be playing everywhere on portable transistor AM radios, 45 rpm record players and dance parties all over the country. Continue reading