Raising the Dead Motown Artists

An awful lot of Motown artists have died young. Maybe it's had to do with the burdens of the music business. The company itself. External factors. Coincidence. But Hitsville seemed to lose more than its fair share of talents before its era ended. Still more barely made it through the 1990s, past their mid-century mark in age.

Death in youth makes tragedy legendary. But what if the deceased Motown singers below all had the chance to last beyond their time?

If they'd lived longer, who would have
sustained success the longest?

Florence Ballard
Marvin Gaye
Shorty Long
Tammi Terrell
Paul Williams

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Raising the Dead Motown Artists