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Harvey Fuqua
(Music)
Motown
(Tourism and Hospitality)
Pigmeat Markham
(Movies & TV)
Michigan
(Animal)
Smokey Robinson
(Music)
 

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Shorty Long

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Shorty Long

American soul singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer for Motown's Soul Records imprint add

Category: Music

Born in 1940.

Countries: United States (57%), Turkey (14%), France (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Harvey Fuqua, Motown, Pigmeat Markham

Linked to: Motown

 

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Shorty Long was born in 1940 add something


1960

Long was the only Motown artist besides Smokey Robinson who was allowed to produce his own recordings in the 1960s add something


1961

Harvey Fuqua - In 1961, he started his own labels, Tri-Phi Records and Harvey Records, whose acts included the Spinners, Junior Walker and Shorty Long


1966

While this song never charted nationally, the song was covered and made a hit in 1966 by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels add something


1968

Long's biggest hit was "Here Comes the Judge" in 1968, which reached number four on the R&B charts and number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 add something

 

The song was inspired by a comic act on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" about a judge by Pigmeat Markham, whose own "Here Comes the Judge" charted two weeks after Long's did in June 1968, and became a Top 20 hit add something


1969

Long's 1969 singles included "I Had a Dream" and "A Whiter Shade of Pale" add something


Shorty Long died in 1969 add something

 

On June 29, 1969, Long and a friend drowned when their boat capsized on the Detroit River in Michigan add something


1980

He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1980 add something