She taught Class

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We lost two African-American Icons this week, Gloria Lynne and Maxine Powell.

Miss Powell, was Motown’s Maven of Style. Her pupils included Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson.

To quote Miss Powell,

“I teach class…and class will turn the heads of kings and queens.”

Check out this link to find out more about this great American icon.

Miss Lynne was a significant musical presence in my childhood home. Her unique jazz style and ability to interpret a lyric are qualities that should have attracted a greater audience.

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