|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1929|
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 2010|
Vocalist, Songwriter. He was a founding member of the R&B group The Moonglows. The nephew of Charlie Fuqua, a vocalist in the Ink Spots, he began performing with neighborhood friends and originally sang in the group The Crazy Sounds. Formed in Cleveland, along with Bobby Lester, Alexander Graves, Prentiss Barnes and Billy Johnson, The Moonglows came to fruition with the help of Alan Freed who had them as a featured artist on his show. After signing with the Chess record label, they achieved three Top 40 hits on the US pop charts with "Sincerely" (1955), "See Saw" (1956) and "Ten Commandments of Love" (1958). The group was also noted for being the launching point in the career of a young Marvin Gaye who sang briefly with them. Fuqua would depart and record the duets "If I Can't Have You" and "Spoonful" with Etta James, before he joined Motown Records and served as a songwriter and producer. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Moonglows in 2000. (bio by: C.S.)
Gwen Gordy Fuqua (1927 - 1999)*
Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
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