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     Finley, Dave (1947-Present)

    He is a singer born in Westchester, Virginia, to a family where he was one of five children and his father worked in the automobile business and also sung with a doo-wop group.  The family lived in Pontiac, Michigan, from the time he was young and he always showed an interest in music and singing.  This led to him singing professionally in the quintet The Provocatives with friends from high school from the time he was 17 years old.  They sang throughout their local area for several years and in 1968 he started a 2-year stint in the US Army.  After finishing his service in 1970 he went to work for General Motors, but also continued to perform and write songs.  In 1972 he became a member of the Del-Vikings and appeared and recorded with them until 1976.   In the early 1970s he had become acquainted with the singer Bobby Rogers who performed with The Miracles. In 1978 he got back in touch and he and Ronnie White asked him to join the group after Billy Griffin and Pete Moore had left.  Soon he was singing and recording with The Miracles and his co-written "Fun Time" and "Heaven Knows" were released as a single.  The group disbanded after their performance for the TV special Motown 25 when they were re-joined by Smokey Robinson.  He carried on with his job at General Motors until 1995 but after The Miracles added another singer and were featured on The George and Alana Show they soon received plenty more requests for appearances and so he went back to what is now full-time career in music. 

     

    Sources:

    1. http://theoriginalmiracles.net/Miracles_Web_A_07/Dave_Finley.html
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracles
    3. http://www.detroitcity.com/themiracles
    4. http://theoriginalmiracles.net/Miracles_Web_A_07/Miracles_Press_Kit.html
    5. http://www.jlentertainment.com/artistbio.cfm?artistname=The+Miracles

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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