Martha & the Vandellas

Martha & the Vandellas Artistfacts

  • 1962-1972
    Martha Reeves
    Annette Beard Sterling Helton1962-1964
    Rosalind Ashford Holmes1962-1970
    Betty Kelly1964-1967
    Sandra "Lois" Reeves1967-1972
    Sandra Tilley1970-1972
  • The name "Vandella" was inspired by Van Dyke Street in Detroit and Martha Reeves' favorite singer - Della Reese.
  • Before joining the Vandellas, Betty Kelly and Sandra Tilley were members (though not at the same time) of another girl group called the Velvelettes.
  • Lois is Martha's younger sister.
  • In 1967, Martha Reeves' last name was added to the group's name.
  • Since the 1990s, Martha has performed concerts as a soloist or with the Vandellas. She has two units of Vandellas who take turns performing with her: the original members (Rosalind and Annette) and her two sisters Lois and Delphine. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above
  • They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Andy - Arlington, VA

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