DO YOU remember seeing Stevie, Smokey and Martha in Glasgow in 1965?

Can you recall being at the Odeon Cinema in 1965, wacthing Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and a 15-year-old Stevie Wonder perform?

If you can, and you’re willing to share your memories of that night before the stars became household names, you could be part of a special VIP experience.

The smash-hit West End musical Motown the Musical is roaring into the King’s Theatre, Glasgow this month.

And Evening Times readers are being offered the chance to win a VIP Motown experience in Glasgow including tickets for the show’s press night on Wednesday 30 October, meal and overnight hotel stay.

A King’s Theatre spokesperson said: “If you were a part of that incredible performance, saw Motown artists perform in Glasgow in the following years or have pictures and anecdotes from family members who were there, then we want to hear from you.”

Motown the Musical tells the story of Berry Gordy’s world-famous Motown record label, which gave rise to huge stars including The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

It sars Edward Baruwa in the leading role of Berry Gordy, Karis Anderson as Diana Ross, Nathan Lewis as Smokey Robinson and Shak Gabbidon-Williams as Marvin Gaye.

The Motown story is a fascinating one. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy went from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.

Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks.

The hits performed include Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name of Love, My Girl and I Heard It Through the Grapevine.

The King’s Theatre added: “To share your Motown memories and be in with a chance of winning this great prize, simply send your experiences and photos to Laura Redpath, Communications Manager at the King’s Theatre.


Or mail them to Laura Redpath, King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN.

All entries must be received by October 24 at 5pm. Entries must include a name, address and telephone number and winners will be notified no later than October 29 at 5pm.

Motown The Musical, the King’s Theatre, October 29 until November 16.