The Grammy Museum pays tribute to Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Miracles —
The prestigious Grammy Museum continues to explore the matchless legacy and limitless influence of Motown Records by unveiling of Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Miracles —
LOVE MACHINE DOLL
COMING SOON —
WARREN “PETE” MOORE, president of WBMM Enterprises, Las Vegas and a composer of the multi-platinum hit song “Love Machine,” and his partners will recreate, oversee, and direct the distribution of the Love Machine Doll (hippo, puppy, clown, and monkey, etc.) in its second phase for the 2017-2018 season. The Miracles, who first recorded “Love Machine,” posted 4 million in sales, the late rocker George Michael sacked 2 million plus, and a host of other artists accounted for additional sales in recordings of “Love Machine.” But wait till you see the new Love Machine doll. You won’t believe it!
“Love Machine,” The Miracles’ explosive #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100, stayed on the charts for 24 consecutive weeks before reaching the #1 position, establishing the all time record for the most consecutive weeks that a song remained on the charts before reaching the top position. It became the biggest hit ever for The “Mighty” Miracles. So powerful was it that even the toy industry has become love struck by “Love Machine,” making toy dolls (hippo, puppy, clown, and monkeys, etc.) singing “Love Machine” while dancing to it! Pete and his partners are planning for the next phase of a “Love Machine” doll for the 2016-2017 retail seasons. It’s going to be a dandy!
THE MIRACLES TOURING SCHEDULE 2016: House of Blues Dallas, TX, Jan. 28, 2016 — Wadsworth Theater, Los Angeles, CA Feb. 11, 2016. Madame Walker Theater, Feb. 14, 2016, Indianapolis, IN –Clayton County Schools, Mar. 12, 2016, Atlanta, GA — Green Valley Ranch Casino, Mar. 20, Las Vegas, NV — Charleston Coliseum, May 7, 2016, Charleston, SC — Agora Theatre, May 21, 2016, Cleveland, OH (schedule not complete, more dates coming) —
WARREN “PETE” MOORE
Multi-talented Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame composer Warren “Pete” Moore was inducted into the museum’s pantheon of greats in 2012 with other members of Motown’s first and longest-standing international act, The Miracles. In addition to his near flawless musical aptitude, the platinum-selling marquee artist is also a prudent and successful businessman, embarking upon a plethora of innovative ventures inside and outside of the ever-changing entertainment spectrum spanning decades. Additionally, his philanthropically-motivated acts in behalf of the less-fortunate are a tribute to his beneficent spirit. As a lyricist, Pete’s superb credential for exceptional phrasing is among the most respected and effective in the annals of contemporary composers. His breathtaking, international hits not only define an era, but they reveal a progressive nuance woven into an inexhaustible reservoir of endless musical treasures. In 1975, Pete and fellow Miracle Billy Griffin composed “Love Machine,” the explosive #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100. As a prologue, it stayed on the charts for 24 consecutive weeks before reaching the #1 position, establishing the all time record for the most consecutive weeks that a song remained on the charts before reaching the top position. It became the biggest hit ever for The “Mighty” Miracles. “Love Machine,” from the City Of Angels album, was also a smash in the United Kingdom and many non-English-speaking countries. This globe-encircling dance tune also became the biggest-selling single in the history of Motown Records, being recorded or sampled by a bevy of established acts representing the who’s who of major record labels, including Wham! featuring lead singer George Michael. It was quickly adopted by disco and is still a favorite on classic rock and classic R&B radio. Even the toy industry has become love struck by “Love Machine,” making toy dolls (hippo, puppy, clown) singing “Love Machine” and dancing to it! That toy-making venture has proved successful for the song’s writers. Pete and his partners are planning for the next phase of a “Love Machine” doll for the 2016-2017 retail season. Adding to Pete’s memorable discography are many other super-hits that included co-writers. One of them was a fellow Detroit wordsmith — William “Smokey” Robinson. “Ooh Baby Baby” (covered by Ella Fitzgerald, “Tracks of My Tears” (covered by Aretha Franklin), “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Going To A-Go-Go,” and a smorgasbord of additional hits all became cosmic jams, including a fluent cover of “It’s Growing” by rocker James Taylor, bookmarked a generation of music aficionados. These songs and other compositions by this vortex of fluent writers have been sampled by a plethora of artists, including The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, and Luther Vandross. “Do It Baby,” the other big hit with Griffin singing lead, also reached international status and was covered by other artists. These timeless classics have proved sweet for advertisers as they can be heard in movies, jingles, television shows and Internet adds. Coming to America, The Big Chill (featured “Love Machine”), Cooley High, Platoon, A Bronx Tale and Monsters Inc. have all used Pete’s music to push their products. In 2009, Pete, as a member of The Miracles, received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in recognition of an overwhelming impact on the entertainment industry. In attendance at the ceremony was Stevie Wonder, who remarked: “Were it not for the Miracles, there would be no Stevie Wonder.” Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, said: “If it weren’t for The Miracles, there would be no Motown.” In fact, were it not for The Miracles, who were Motown’s original staff-writers, the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, and Marvin Gaye may never have become super-stars. Paul McCartney, lead singer for The Beatles, said that their classy wardrobe image was “inspired by The Miracles” and that “the thought of the group writing their own songs came from The Miracles, who wrote their own music.” From Pete’s first platinum-selling hit with The Miracles in 1960, “Shop Around,” until now, Pete’s career has taken on dimensions he could have never imagined. He is without question one of our consummate lyricists, and he continues to receive awards from organizations — domestic and abroad. He is the present CEO of WBMM Enterprises, a Las Vegas-based firm founded by him. In 2015, he began a media junket, doing interviews to discuss future ventures and plans, including working on his complete memoir for his upcoming autobiography. Warren “Pete” Moore is more than a distinguished singer, composer, and entrepreneur; he is a national treasure whose accomplishments not only flourish presently but will continue to stand the test of time! Musicologist Pete Moore will be available for A History Of American Music speaking engagements to select entities (educational and corporate). Contact our speaking desk to book legendary Pete Moore at (817) 681-6068.
LOVE MACHINE DOLL
The toy industry has become love struck by “Love Machine,” making toy dolls (hippo, puppy, clown) singing “Love Machine” and dancing to it! Pete and his associates are planning for the next phase of a “Love Machine” doll for the 2016-2017 retail season. Click on the link to hear them sing and dance:
Ain’t That Peculiar
Come on Do the Jerk
Here I Go Again (The Miracles song)
My Girl Has Gone
Ooo Baby Baby
That’s What Love Is Made Of
The Tracks of My Tears