Closed Captioning. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was an Emmy-winning television special celebrating the music created by one, black-owned record label that nicknamed itself “Hitsville.” Tamla/Motown has provided the Sound of Young America for generations. From the mind of Brian Lynch (Spike, Angel and Angry Naked... Film Threat cares about your privacy and the security of your information. Blockbuster called. In-depth movie review, featured posts, and advertisements. I was so diappointed by Mary Wilson’s nonsense at Motown 25. wow steve weaver and all the other funnyfarm ross fans are here.. wow. The Supremes smack down has been twisted and turned by several writers (including Mary Wilson) for profit. Except Adam Ant. It’s time to get a life and move on people! It’s amazing how, many years later, the truth can be so easily reinvented. What happened next, of course, changed the course of Jackson’s career and popular music. Wilson wears red. First Aired: November 20th, 2014. Full Series: every season & episode. Full Schedule. You may have an unactivated THIRTEEN Passport member When Ikeda and Jackson talked, old Motown friends catching up, she was careful to bring up other subjects before Motown 25. NR (Not Rated) Entertainment, Music, Special Special SD. With Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson. I heard that Berry Gordy stood in the OB unit while the deliberate attempt by Wilson to upstage Ross section of the master tape was edited and the so-called ‘fight’ part was immediately wiped. Diana, is and has always been considered “The Queen of Motown”…. Sure Florence had an earthier voice, but she didn’t have what Ross had: superstar charisma and cross-over appeal during a racially divided era in America. The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones. Watch Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Online: The complete guide by MSN. Junior Walker and The Commodores also turned up, but neither sparked any fires. I wonder what Berry takes to sleep at night and Miss Ross.Oh yes they take their moneyIMy bad!Iaint mad at you honey. Maybe she was trying to do the Moonwalk? First Aired: November 20th, 2014. Get extended access to 1600+ episodes, binge watch your favorite shows, and stream anytime - online We have no record of any Miss Wilson receiving a Lifetime Grammy award. Report a Problem | But he showed up and gave the show a much needed energy boost with a moving monologue on African American music history and an appropriately soulful performance of “What’s Going On.” In retrospect, his appearance was the most poignant part of the show – a year later, his father shot him to death during a domestic dispute. Your email address will not be published. Directed by Don Mischer. Your VHS tape is 12 years overdue. The status of the Supremes’ brawl footage is unclear. We do, however, have information that a Ms Mary Wilson is scheduled to work in Catering Block B during the Grammy celebration ceremonies next month. Such Bulsh-t… Stop ganging up on Mary and Cindy… Diana IS THE STAR, and no one can take that away… unless there is a reunion tour. Thank you so much for my post being posted.I feel so much better now.I have been so angry with Mr GORDY and Miss Ross for hurting Flor, breaking her heart just for money. The Tops and Temps, just everybody. Celebrate this important part of Black history month tonight with arguably the most influential record label of all of Black Music. Motown 25 was a history making concert that debuted on NBC on May 16, 1983 to celebrate the quarter of a century anniversary of Berry Gordy Jr's Hitsville USA! Now will Motown/Universal finally release this classic on DVD? IMO, DR gave his performance a painfully needed boost. Years later, in 1983, we both performed at the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever tribute show. I would have dranked, used cocaine the works.I would be like what the hush my mouth is this Bull.What acid trip was I on! That’s why they showed up in red vs. the preferred black, white/ silver 25th anniversary dress code. I read that Mary Wilson is also now offering to flip the burgers and fry the chicken – as well as perform – at the lounges, bars and grills for $10. On March 25, 1983, California’s Pasadena Civic Auditorium was home to a one-shot TV special that reunited several of the major stars of the Motown record label. NR (Not Rated) Entertainment, Music, Special Special SD. She accomplishes this by conspiring with Birdsong to sing uber-softly during the group’s sound check, thus, forcing sound techs to raise the volume levels her & Birdsong’s mics. It was only appropriate that Suzanne dePasse select her to announce Berry at the finale. The videotape of the segment has never been publicly screened, but the news of Ross’ hissy fit confirmed her reputation as an imperious diva and the incident soured Wilson and Birdsong from doing any further reunions with Ross. Both behaved badly that night. Her red toungue? Funny how no one ever talks about that. Mary Wilson needs to be locked up in Guantanamo Bay in a very large orange jumpsuit. Ross did not shove Wilson on stage. These two acts, ALONE, are great testimonies to Wilson’s pettiness, jealousy & all-around unprofessionalism, which is why Diana’s still selling out Radio City, The Hollywood Bowl and every venue she plays in between for upwards of $250 per seat, while Wilson can’t even fill the lounges & bars & grills she plays for $15 a seat. "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever debuted on NBC on May 16, 1983, and became an immediate sensation. AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: A VHS version was released, but no official DVD version has appeared. I love the three original Supremes equally. Your report has been successfully submitted. On occasion, law enforcement personnel boost their arrest quotas by collaring cheery cinephiles engaged in such activities. LOL. Marv went back to the very beginning of Motown and they totally left him out. You are watching this because it is quintessential entertainment. We feel justice has not been served.For “Flo” or mary the funk brothers esp.Mr Jamersom.I have the Funk bros. dvd they made motor town and was kicked under the bridge too many broken hearts and no justice Berry living like a king or napoleon .If history serves me well nap.lost in the end didn’t he.He called him self little napoleon.Read Napoleon history.G washington won didn’t he?Anyway they say that pay day is a oh my my my! A number of major Motown legends, most notably Gladys Knight and the Pips, were absent from the stage, and no praise was given to the contributions of the Funk Brothers to the Motown sound. Rated TV14 • 113 minutes. However, he was asked to represent the ‘today’ aspect of the show, reportedly at the insistence of MJ who was a big fan of his at the time. However, it is easy to locate enterprising bootleggers who sell pirated DVD copies made from the VHS release, and the full program has an unauthorized presentation in six installments on YouTube. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The only thing that disappointed more was that crappy “Red Hot” album. And its Diana thet wont ever do a Reunion Tour…Not Mary…shes been begging for one for the last couple of years. If you act out (by throwing a drink in your boss’s face in public, boozing up before a show, gaining weight, messing up your choreography and threatening everything The Supremes had accomplished as a top class act), hell yeah, you are gonna be put out, woman. surprise surprise. The Jackson 5 reunite for the 1983 television spectacular, Motown 25. In researching this article, I read that Berry still has the footage. MOTOWN 25 was not simply a 2-hour TV special...it was a flashpoint cultural event! Motown was founded in January 1959 (Per Wikipedia). Live performances keeping audience, performers safe amid COVID-19 KVII Amarillo; Pistons lend voices, images to billboards and videos to encourage Detroiters to vote Even more confusing was the decision to bring out talent who had no connection to Motown. MGM/UA Home Video released “Motown 25” on VHS video in July 1991. Go figure! They make me feel good. I heard you’re up for a lifetime Grammy – well done! OH YEAH, that didn’t work out, did it??? On this day in '83, soul music's brightest stars gathered to perform performed during the taping of 'Motown 25,' TV special that would premiere Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk and more to the world. Wilson also went off the teleprompter and talked about the loss of Florence Ballard earlier in the show. Jackson and (inexplicably) Pryor received nominations for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, but they lost to soprano Leontyne Price for her guest star turn on PBS’ “Live from Lincoln Center.”. "The shove heard around the world" pales in comparison to MJ's "Billie Jean" and moonwalk. The original broadcast of the two-hour show was watched by 47 million people, according to Nielsen, with 35 percent of the country with a TV set turned on watching Motown 25. LAST SEEN: The full show is available in a six-part installment on YouTube. Berry had strong connections Flo said she began to fear for her life.I think flo knew too much.All of this came from my 2yrs of research.I haven’t even touched the surface yet.I did my home work before I typed.Not just one book either.Berry Gordy was a Black slave master.I know his slave background also.Just one last thought Miss Ross father wasn’t down with her bs he well let her know it to.I certainly had much respect for her father. Contrary to what every Diana Ross & The Supremes fans thought would NEVER happen, Diana & Mary Wilson got stood together with Berry Gordy in NYC on the official opening night of Motown The Musical. The show deservedly won an Emmy Award, but has been unseen for over 20 years, until today. Show **** Motown. A real tragedy. In 1976, Joe Jackson directs his sons to Epic Records, but without Jermaine, who marries Berry Gordy’s daughter Hazel, and stays true at Motown. Watch Award This! As a result, it was a real awaited special and the performances were something we relished in very much. For those looking to enjoy a memory lane stroll, “Motown 25” provided a reunion of The Miracles, who performed a medley of four of their classic tunes, and Stevie Wonder performing a medley of six of his top-charting songs. "Motown 25" branding may have appeared on some December 1983 releases. People forget how hard it was for Ross (and Jackson) to return to Motown that night. In 1980, Jermaine scores a Top 10 hit with “Let’s Get Serious,” co-written and produced by Stevie Wonder. The show got off to a bad start with an opening number featuring the Lester Wilson Dancers performing a cheesy interpretation of “Dancing in the Street.” The show’s host, a visibly ill-at-ease Richard Pryor, followed them by reading his lines off a TelePrompTer with wide-eyed discomfort. THE BOOTLEG FILES: MOTOWN 25 – YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER. On this day in '83, soul music's brightest stars gathered to perform performed during the taping of 'Motown 25,' TV special that would premiere Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk and more to the world. What Wilson did do was prove her intense jealousy of Diana Ross. But Ballard, a rape victim, was plagued by psychological demons and rebelled in jealous fits of alcoholic rage. You only have to look at Mary Wilson over the years duplicate whatever “look” Diana Ross was sporting at the time to see that there is something really, really strange going on with this woman. excuse me! You’ll CLEARLY see that Mary TRIES to give Diana back the lead, but Diana is too busy dancing like some autistic robot. Let’s forget all the backstage gossip about incidents that allegedly happened centuries ago and just focus on their place in musical history and enjoy their musical legacy which still continues to bring pleasure to fans of all ages all over the world. She had begun her passive agressive tactics claiming that or rather threatening that she “was going to write a book”. Is it true Mary crashed her Jeep in the 90s and killed her son? Wilson needed to spark drama for her memoir, Dreamgirl – My Life As A Supreme, and the press which loves a cat fight, bought into Wilson’s story and pinned Ross to the cross, who by the way, was sick with the stomach flu (notice her red tongue; she was sucking on lozenges the entire night). I met her in Memphis and she was very nice, but a little like watching a female impersonator of Ross: amusing, but clearly not diva material. By “Someday We’ll Be Together,” and sure enough they will be with Florence Ballard, in the afterlife, as we all will be. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The unauthorized duplication and distribution of copyright-protected material, either for crass commercial purposes or profit-free s***s and giggles, is not something that the entertainment industry appreciates. Problems Playing Video? Required fields are marked *. And did Mary Quite Contrary stand up for Ballard during the entire ordeal? Hosting is comedian Richard Pryor. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Also loved the pre-Supremes Reunion clips of the group performing. Jackson’s kinetic performance, complete with the first public presentation of the Moonwalk dance, created a sensation that had not been seen since the Beatles’ arrival on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The taping of “Motown 25” had to be stopped in order for the electrified audience to regain its composure – and when the show was broadcast, Jackson was immediately elevated from a relatively benign pop star into a trend-setting music industry powerhouse based on this one number. I think it’s a testament to the Supremes influence that they still continue to get such strong reactions from the public almost 50 years after they started out. Now I just love it.Also she had to live in the shadows of Diana.She didn’t mine that it was just like me she had to eat and sleep like Diana.I had to eat and sleep just like the Rn.Now you understand?To be a back ground singer, you have to have a voice.Flo or Mary would have been knocked long ago if they had not had a voice.If I say that I enjoy Mary’s voice more its not because she’s the best singer.She just sounds good to me and me only.Because I am me and you are you.It may also be that I have heard one person so much I could care less. Thank you Chris for putting the record straight! Don’t forget, in those days those clips, now very common in contemporary YouTube days, were very rare–so seeing The Supremes suddenly switch to color and performing “Stop!” from their ‘TCB’ special, and “Someday” from The Ed Sullivan Show, seemed like ancient history by 1983 viewers’ perspective and were a treat to behold and marvel at. She then proceeds to take over Diana’s lead. Here are five show-stopping moments from that day that would immortalize the incredible celebration in Motown's legacy. CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE:  It is possible. He was not even invited to participate despite the fact he was still working and available to appear on the show. The show that celebrates the best in independent film! Pryor lamely joked about the star-studded evening by claiming, “I’ve seen stars and I’ve seen studs.”. or in the PBS app. The notion that you could simply replace one girl on lead with another is ridiculous. THE BOOTLEG FILES: MOTOWN 25 – YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER BOOTLEG FILES 410: “Motown 25 – Yesterday, Today, Forever” (1983 TV special featuring Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and the Supremes). However, Jackson’s show stopping moment called attention to the problems with “Motown 25.” Despite its stellar line-up, few of the performers gave evidence of their talents. Mary Wilson could never upstage Diana Ross…Mary is classless…Mary started the whole thing by instigating Cindy into her plans. Don’t think Diana Ross will ever appear in the same room as Mary Wilson ever again. Available now in an expanded 6-DVD deluxe version, it features 5.1 Surround Sound that reveals the music to its fullest potential. REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: The lack of a DVD release may be tied to problems with the clearance of music and performance rights. WXXI-TV is pleased to present MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 9 p.m. So one has to understand what the “Motown25” special meant to those who viewed the program in 1983; we just didn’t watch and enjoy it–we lived it. Such is the unpredictability of doing a live show. A bittersweet moment, indeed. There must have been some tense moments for the women, but now that they have faced each other after all these hearts of bitterness, perhaps all Supremes fans can now rest at ease and go on with our lives, as obviously these two iconic ladies have. Hitsville USA was the nickname for the first headquarters of Motown- who brought huge sensations such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. I know Motown 25 is best remembered as the show Michael Jackson unveiled the moonwalk, but IMO, the highlight of the show was watching Marvin Gaye sing. Mary’s no angel, neither is Diana. That one performance had an enormous impact on pop culture and prompted MTV to start showcasing black acts. One can easily assume that issues relating to clearing music and performance rights have held up the DVD premiere. What few seemed to know is that Mary was actually fired from Motown. of my life.Why?well RNs were mostly white and I lived in Ga.in the jim crow days.Ex.whites only ect.Well the reason I have to say this is because if you were not able to be an RN you basically suffered.The worst jobs assignments ect.ect.So when I say I understand Mary it’s because she had to work.That was her profession.She’s a singer and once you really listen to her she sounds like music to your ears.When I ordered her dvd “at copa”the Sands hotel,I was like no then I listened. Beyond Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” the program is much less magical than many people may realize. (And of course, there’s that whole unforgettable Michael Jackson Moonwalk experience…)A true treat! 1s and rivaling The Beatles and Elvis along the way? Petty antics by so called stars, who harbored soured grapes at what was to be a celebration, ought to have been the ones lambasted. I’m a true Ross fan and will be forever Diana! She has grown and been many things to many people but to us mostly a Brilliant, Actress and, very Talented Super Star. Wilson had secretly told a nervous Birdsong to follow her every move. If Diana DIDN’T shove Mary and merely pushed her microphone down, what’s the big deal? What is Mr Gordy afraid of.Plus on souldetroit form is Berry a crook?His people get quiet upset if you voice your oppoins but he has been suied by Three people I can can buy names.Teena marie,mary wilson.mary wells.and martha Reeves.They won.So my problem is, if you were on the up and up why were you suied in the first place?Flo sued but lost.PLEASE help me with this.I for one believe that his up coming so called musical is to leave some kind of legacy call clean up.want people see through this?”Flo”lost money and that does not sit well with her people and me.I try hard not to loath him.When you tube here of this.He will do good not to be boycotted.He is so much hated.What a joke he is.He feels he can fool the whole world poor rich thing. these so-called fans need to locked up in a sanitarium. 1s after No. I would have also loved to have seen and heard the unedited audience reaction to the “Billie Jean” number – as stated above, the telecast production was halted until the overly enthused audience was able to regain its composure after over-the-top cheering for Michael Jackson’s star-turn. Motown 25 aired to instant critical acclaim and went on snag the 1984 Emmy Award for Best Variety Program.Apart from Motown’s greatest acts from the 1960’s reuniting onstage for the first time in years, Motown 25 has earned a place in pop culture as the night that … Read Less. Copyright © 2021 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), all rights reserved. I think in a roundabout way, that's why so little thought or effort was put into the Supremes "reunion". I don’t understand why people here are trying to change history,Diana forgot the words to Someday,We’re Be Together at Motown25,Diana couldn’t find her way back to the lead,yes Mary took it over,waiting for Diana to take it back,Diana was lost,and the Diana Ross fans want to blame Mary Wilson,Diana came out while Adam Aunt was doing a number,he looked at Diana like what are you doing,i’m sure Diana’s fans want to blame Mary for that also,like it on not Diana pushed Mary,i was told you are not ever to touch any one,and that means Mary Wilson,Mary Wilson is doing fine,sure she has had some up’s and downs,and Diana has had her ups and downs,THAT’ LIFE,Mary is JEALOUS of Diana?REALLY?LOL. Before you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide. admin But the Ross temper was not the only thing missing from the show. What a refreshing change to read positive opinions on the internet regarding Diana Ross. Sheppard, who recorded for Motown’s ill fated and mostly forgotten country music label in the 1970s, offered a bit of Nashville twang (which was completely out of place in the show’s line-up). Wow. Regarding Adam Ant, he has gone on record as saying the backing track to ‘Where Did Our Love Go?’ was ropey, and not indicative of his kind of music. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to My List. Unfortunately when they edited that clip, they also cut out my 14 minute version of the Supremes classic “Wait”, which was released shortly after I replaced Freda Payne in the group. Finally, she said: “Everybody’s coming back to do this show. Or maybe she was just bombed as per usual. Yes, they call Diana the “Queen of Motown”, but it’s more like the “Drag Queen of Motown”. So glad to read about what really happened on Motown 25 between Diana Ross and Mary Wilson. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Motown 25: Yesterday, … Nope. I wonder how many times Diana had to do the splits for Berry for THAT favor? Finally, poster “Chris” gets it right and sets the record straight about marywilson’s devious act that evening. Copy a link to this video to your clipboard, Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Baltimore 2021 Hour 1, Independent Lens: A Day in the Life of America. White people in the 50’s were shoved down our throats.If I never see another on tv I could care less.Blacks can act to I enjoyed lady sings the blues.I have never heard “flo” sing lead so I will have to order from Amazon.Her music can only be bought over there.Last but not least they messed up dvd at “the sands” the last 25 mins is damaged?That would never happen to a dvd of Diana Ross.I wish that she could have had something done about it.I had to buy the “U”cd just to hear her next song.Someone else wrote her about it, asked her did she know that they messed up her dvd?Tell me don’t that make you go huh!$_huh! All Wilson had to do was show up & get into her assigned position, just like The Jacksons, Temptations, Four Tops, Miracles, DeBarge, etc., did, but, Wilson couldn’t be happy where her minimal talents have placed her, and her behavior ruined what could have been a magical moment, but, when you’re as desperate for publicity as is Wilson, what else can be expected? As for Diana Ross joining in his performance, not only was Adam flattered, amazed, and starstruck, but he was also very grateful: he had recently had surgery on his knee and the pain was excruciating, which you can hear in his voice and see in his dancing (or, rather, his ‘staggering’). It's not even a Motown song, and the inclusion was the only way to get him to say yes. What exactly was Mary jealous of? I love them. It is so easy for some to want to believe that Diana was some anti-Christ. Miss Ross barley gainned some of his respect a little before his death.Read the book He said Diane don’t tell me what to do.He was fair play.He saw things he did not approve of in Diana. BOOTLEG FILES 410: “Motown 25 – Yesterday, Today, Forever” (1983 TV special featuring Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and the Supremes). Mary says its up to Diana now……well Mary,,,,dont hold your breath! Truth is Wilson, like Gaye, had an axe to grind against Motown. The news we're most excited to share with you: Broadway shows, books, premieres, in-depth articles and more. It was 37 years Saturday night (May 16th, 1983) that the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever TV special aired on NBC. I just want to ask,is berry gordy making his musical to down play Florence ballads supposely up coming movie.”blondie”.Why is his musical on the way and florence ballards PROJECT on stand still.Is this power or what.Someone please help me.Is he for real.Who will play flo or mary.diana?any news. In the sun-scorched dying desert town of Black Rock, John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy) steps off the Streamliner train, stopping for the first time in four... To think, all this time The Frighteners was just a loosely-based A Christmas Carol adaptation. Motown 25 Yesterday, Today, Forever (DVD) : Television special commemorating record company Motown's 25th anniversary, featuring performances and interviews. Girl, when Diane pushed Mary, Smokey and I decided that he better go out and difuse the situation; we didn’t want no bald Diane Ross up on that stage! NBC broadcast “Motown 25” on May 16, 1983, and the program attracted an estimated 47 million viewers. It’s me again linda.Hi let me share a real ife story with you.I worked as an l.p.n it stands for licienced practical nurse.I worked from you1972 to2003.Now I am 60 yrs.old.Those were the most miserable yrs. Nostalgia addicts were equally out of luck in a “battle of the bands” featuring The Four Tops and The Temptations – neither group seemed to be in top spirit for the show. A lot of jealousy for sure and the tall poppy syndrome. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television special, produced by Suzanne de Passe for Motown Records, to commemorate Motown's 25th year (Motown was founded in January 1959).The program was taped before a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on March 25, 1983, and broadcast on NBC on May 16. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Beyond those legendary moments, however, “Motown 25 – Yesterday, Today, Forever” was a fairly mundane production that offered a bumpy celebration of the record label’s illustrious history. Check to see. Sadly, at the stroke of midnight whilst everyone was still on stage concluding the chorus of Reach Out And Touch, it was Ross’s birthday. So if you are going to copy and distribute bootleg material, a word to the wise: don’t get caught. 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