Annette Beard

Annette Beard

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Annette Beard Sterling Helton (born July 4, 1943) is an American R&B and soul singer, most notable for being one of the original members of popular Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Ann and Roger El Wood Beard, Annette started singing in church choirs at an early age. When she was fourteen, she was discovered by a man named Edward "Pops" Larkins, who was auditioning for a female group at the local YMCA to compliment a male group he had started. Fourteen-year-old Annette impressed him with a single note and she joined friends Rosalind Ashford and Gloria Williams to form the original version of the Del-Phis in 1957. The group performed at local get-togethers, high school parties, YMCA benefits and lawn parties. Annette, who was a shy girl growing up, didn't mind singing background behind Gloria Williams, then the original lead singer of the group. Fellow Detroit singer Martha Reeves would replace a departing fourth member in 1960.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973319
  • 9786134973311