3-DVD set, Motown 25 (My Music Presents)

Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Jr. Walker and more! Not seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years, this incredible MY MUSIC special presentation finally comes to public television for one amazing night!


EXTRA material DVD#1 contains additional material not in Public broadcasting broadcasts as indicated with asterisk. All material contained on DVDs #2 and #3 is extra and not seen on Public broadcasting.


Description:  Legendary Motown performers of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s reunite on stage to celebrate the silver anniversary of the greatest soul-pop sounds in music history with one of the most famous concerts ever produced. First broadcast in 1983 and not seen in over 30 years.


Track List:

DVD #1

Dancing In The Street – The Lester Wilson Dancers*

Richard Pryor segment*

Hits Medley: Shop Around/You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me/Tears Of A Clown/Going To A Go-Go

 – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Dick Clark segment*

Hits Medley: I Wish/ Uptight/Signed, Sealed, Delivered/My Cherie Amour/Sir Duke*/You Are The Sunshine Of My Life* – Stevie Wonder

Money (That’s What I Want) – Motown Songwriters*

Hits Medley:  Reach Out, I’ll Be There, Get Ready, It’s The Same Old Song, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, Baby I Need Your Loving,

My Girl, I Can’t Get Next To You, I Can’t Help Myself, I’m Losing You – The Temptations & Four Tops

What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye

Howard Hesseman and Tim Reid segment*

Heatwave – Martha Reeves

My Guy – Mary Wells

Shotgun – Jr. Walker

Brick House – Commodores*

John Moschitta segment*

Lonely Teardrops – Jose Feliciano*

Where Did Our Love Go – Adam Ant*

You Mean More To Me – Lionel Ritchie*

Hits Medley: I Want You Back/The Love You Save/Never Can Say Goodbye, I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

I Want You – The Lester Wilson Dancers*

Motown & The Movies segment – Billy Dee Williams*

What Is The Motown Sound? – Richard Pryor*

All This Love – DeBarge*

He’s A Pretender – High Inergy*

Can’t Stop – DeBarge & High Inergy*

Ooo Baby Baby/The Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson & Linda Ronstadt

The Motown Company Song*

Being With You/Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson*

The Motown Story …A Fairy Tale – Richard Pryor*

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross

Someday We’ll Be Together – Diana Ross & The Supremes

Reach Out & Touch (Somebody’s Hand) – entire cast

Motown 25 Performers Roundtable

(featuring Smokey Robinson, Duke Fakir of Four Tops, Otis Williams of The Temptations, Executive Producer Suzanne de Passe)*

Featurette: Signed, Sealed & Delivered – The Making of Motown 25*

Running Time: approx. 3 hours


DVD #2 – Rehearsal

Marvin Gaye Rehearsal for Motown 25*

Featurette: What’s Goin On: Marvin Gaye*

Exclusive Interviews with Suzanne de Passe (Executive Producer) and Don Mischer (Director/Producer)*

Running Time: Approx. 2.5 hours


DVD #3 – The Reunion

Yesterday, Today, Forever: The Motown 25 Production Roundtable

featuring Suzanne de Passe (Executive Producer), Suzanne Coston (Producer),

Don Mischer (Director/Producer), David Goldberg (Executive in Charge of Production), Buz Kohan (Head Writer)*

Motown 25 Peformers Roundtable Part 2 featuring Smokey Robinson, Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (The Temptations)*

Featurette: Reach Out I’ll Be There: The Temptations & Four Tops*

Featurette: Come and Get These Memories: Inside Hitsville*

Exclusive Interviews with Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (The Temptations), Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Martha Reeves (Martha & The Vandellas)*

Running Time: Approx. 2.5 hours

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