The Contours

In 1960, Berry Gordy Jr. signed a talented group of vocalists called THE CONTOURS as one of Motown’s first acts. Sixty years later, under the direction and leadership of its founder Joe Billingslea, this legendary group continues to shake ’em down. During their distinguished careers, THE CONTOURS have entertained tens of millions of fans and have sold millions of records along the way. They are ranked as one of the top 500 R&B artists of all time according to “Top R&B Singles 1952-1995” compiled from Billboard Magazine’s charts.

In the 1960’s, the group charted eight hits, including Motown’s first million-seller and its fastest-rising hit of all time, “Do You Love Me.” In 1988, after the release of the movie, “Dirty Dancing”, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Do You Love Me,” which was a featured song in the movie roared back on the charts, outselling its original performance many times over.

THE CONTOURS have traveled the world, bringing their live performances to millions over the decades. They have appeared on …

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