Three Ounces of Love

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Three Ounces of Love was a group from Detroit's West Side that consisted of three sisters. In the late 1970s they went on tour as the opening act for The Commodores. [1] They had a local disco hit with "Disco Man". [2]

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The group members were all sisters from the Alexander family. The oldest was Anne, born on July 14, 1955. The middle sister was Elaine, born on September 10, 1956. The youngest was Regina born on September 18, 1957. Earlier in the piece, they performed locally in Detroit at the 20 Grand and the Dearborn Townhouse. [3]

In 1977, along with another group Platinum Hook, they were signed to Benjamin Ashburn's production company. [4] They signed a contract with Motown Records and recorded for the label. The result of the session, an album entitled Three Ounces Of Love, was released in February 1978. [5]

Platinum Hook was an American funk band. They had a minor hit in the UK with "Standing On The Verge".

This, however, proved to be their only ever LP, and the group would release no more material until signing with Ian Levine's Motown revival label Motorcity Records over a decade later. There they released one single, "Newsy Neighbours", in 1991.

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Live events

The March 1978 issue of Billboard reported that in April, they along with a four-man brass section called The Mean Machine were to accompany The Commodores on a Major European tour starting on the 13th of that month. [6] In May 1978, they played The Golden Rose. [7] They played at the Nassau Coliseum in July 1978 along with The Commodores and Con Funk Shun. [8] While opening for the Commodores they were performing to nearly 12,000 patrons. [9] At various times they sang the National Anthem at the Tiger Stadium. [10]

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Con Funk Shun is an American R&B and funk band whose popularity began in the mid-1970s and ran through the 1980s. Influences included Earth, Wind & Fire; Commodores; Chaka Khan; and Sly and the Family Stone. Signed to Mercury Records in 1976, Con Funk Shun enjoyed a decade of successful national and overseas tours, eleven chart-topping albums, and numerous hit singles, including a Billboard magazine "Number One With A Bullet" hit single on the Top R&B Singles chart. The group formally disbanded in 1986.

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