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Though Smokey Robinson (of The Miracles) was a part of the company, he didn't have to sign per se.

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Who was the first white artist signed by Motown records?

The first white artist signed to Motown Records was DEBBIE DEAN in 1960. The first white artist signed to Motown Records with a hit was CHRIS CLARK in 1966 with "Loves Gone Bad" on their VIP label. The album containing that song was released the following year on the Motown label and was called "Soul Sounds".


White artists on Motown label?

R Dean Taylor was the first white artist to have #1 hit for Tamla Motown with Indiana Wants Me. But was he the first white person to be signed up to the label? Dunno.


Who is the first white group signed by Motown?

debbie dean


Who was the first white female artist signed to Motown records?

The first white female artist to record for Motown records or one of it's labels was DEBBIE DEAN who signed in 1960. Chris Clark (born in Santa Cruz, California) was the first white female artist to have a HIT record with Motown. Her single "Loves Gone Bad" became an R&B hit in 1966. Her singles were released on Motown's VIP label, but her album "Soul Sounds" (1967) was released on the Motown label. Clark was a bigger star for Motown in England than in the USA and continues to perform in the UK to this day. Chris Clark later became Vice President of Motown Pictures in the early 70s and co-wrote the screenplay for "Lady Sings the Blues" in 1972, getting an Oscar nomination for her efforts. Kiki Dee was signed in 1969.


Who was the first white singer who signed with Motown?

R Dean Taylor The first white artist was Debbie Dean who was signed in1961 , R Dean Taylor joined Motown in 1964 as a writer and then released his first single in 1965 as a singer.

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Who was the first white artist signed by Motown records?

The first white artist signed to Motown Records was DEBBIE DEAN in 1960. The first white artist signed to Motown Records with a hit was CHRIS CLARK in 1966 with "Loves Gone Bad" on their VIP label. The album containing that song was released the following year on the Motown label and was called "Soul Sounds".


What year did Motown Records sign the Jackson 5 to a recording contract?

The Jackson Five signed their first record contract in 1968 with Motown Records.


Who first signed Michael Jackson?

Michael and his brothers were first signed to Steeltown Records by Gordon Keith. They released two singles without much success before being signed to Motown.


Who was the first white person on Motown records?

r dean Taylor r dean Taylor


When did Michael Jackson sign up with Motown and how old was he when that happen?

Michael Jackson was first signed to Motown Records as part of the Jackson Five in 1969. He was 11 years old at the time.


White artists on Motown label?

R Dean Taylor was the first white artist to have #1 hit for Tamla Motown with Indiana Wants Me. But was he the first white person to be signed up to the label? Dunno.


Who is the first white group signed by Motown?

debbie dean


Who was the first white artist signed by Motown?

Kiki Dee


Who was the first white female artist signed to Motown records?

The first white female artist to record for Motown records or one of it's labels was DEBBIE DEAN who signed in 1960. Chris Clark (born in Santa Cruz, California) was the first white female artist to have a HIT record with Motown. Her single "Loves Gone Bad" became an R&B hit in 1966. Her singles were released on Motown's VIP label, but her album "Soul Sounds" (1967) was released on the Motown label. Clark was a bigger star for Motown in England than in the USA and continues to perform in the UK to this day. Chris Clark later became Vice President of Motown Pictures in the early 70s and co-wrote the screenplay for "Lady Sings the Blues" in 1972, getting an Oscar nomination for her efforts. Kiki Dee was signed in 1969.


What is Bruno Mars record label?

It is Cross Atlantic Records he first got signed to Motown when he was 18 but he was new to the sence so they dropped him because he had no experience.


Who was the first black man to be signed to Motown records?

That would be Marv Johnson, who recorded the very first Motown single, "Come To Me", in January 1959. As soon as the record looked like becoming a hit, his contract was sold to United Artists for a high price, providing Motown with financial stability in its very earliest days.


Who was the first white british artist signed by Motown?

Kiki Dee

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