Motown legend Martha Reeves, seated, at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony along with Motown founder Berry Gordy and famed recording artists Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. (photo by @imagerybyoscar/HCC)

Motown singer Martha Reeves received the 2,776th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, March 27.   Motown stars Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder were on hand for the ceremony, which took place at 7008 Hollywood Blvd.

Reeves is renowned for her string of Motown songs in the 1960s and 1970s such as “Dancing in the Street,” “My Baby Loves Me,” “Come and Get These Memories,” “Nowhere to Run,” “Heatwave,” and Jimmy Mack.”

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“We are very proud to honor Martha Reeves with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, Walk of Fame producer.  “Being a Motown great, it is fitting that her star is on the strip where many iconic Motown acts such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptation and The Miracles have been honored with their own stars.”

During the 1970s and 1980s, Reeves recorded as a solo artist releasing a handful of critically acclaimed albums on the MCA, Fantasy, Phonarama, and Arista labels.  Her first solo album in 1974 was produced by legendary record producer Richard Perry.

Reeves continues to perform concerts and club dates, both solo and the Vandellas, currently comprised of her sisters, Lois and Delphine.  In 2023, she marked the 60th anniversary of her first two albums with Motown – “Come and Get These Memories” and “Heat Wave.”

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Reeves is also the recipient of the Dinah Washington Award, Rhythm n’ Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, and Black Woman in Publishing Award. In addition, she has been inducted into the Alabama Soul, Rock and Roll Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Martha and the Vandellas are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 immortal artists of all time.

In the areaof community service, Reeves is actively involved in charity work with the Shriners and Boys Town, reflecting her commitment to making a positive impact on the community through her philanthropic endeavors.


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