In 1960, Berry Gordy Jr. signed a talented
group of vocalists called THE CONTOURS as one of Motown's
first acts. Over a half-century later, under the direction and
leadership of 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
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 American Bandstand, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Dick Clark Show, PBS's Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop and PBS's Motown: The Early Years and a variety of local television. They have been awarded the Smokey Robinson Heroes And Legends Award, been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, inducted into the Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America and inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
THE CONTOURS are still recording and
they continue to perform a large number of dates each year,
thrilling audiences with their outstanding vocals and polished
choreography. Their show is one every Motown, oldies, doo-wop
or R&B fan should see, and see often. Because each performance
is different than the last, their show never gets stale no
matter how many times you see it. Today, THE CONTOURS are truly better than they have ever been!
Take the time to visit the various pages on the site and
learn more about these Motown legends. If you're a fan, explore
the history of THE CONTOURS. check out their extensive discography
and send them a fan letter through the email or get their
fan club address from our Contact Us
page and drop them a line. If you are a show producer or concert
promoter, find out how THE CONTOURS with Joe Billingslea can
help you create a successful and profitable event.
Find out why everybody's answer to the question, "Do
You Love Me?" is a rousing "YES" when it's
asked about Motown legends, THE CONTOURS!