SPY FOR BROTHERHOOD!!
When we "The Miracles" got over to Columbia/Sony from Motown..
our first single release was a song called "Spy For Brotherhood".
This was a dance tune that Pete Moore and I wrote.
The story was about Martin Luther King.
It dealt with the inner-thoughts and fears that Martin must have felt as the targeted leader of the Equal Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Because of it's delicate nature "Spy For Brotherhood" was not played on most American Pop Radio Stations.
Even though we had just come off of the biggest hit of the Miracles' career, "Love Machine".
The story goes that Pop radio programmers would not play the song in fear of repercussion from the FBI.
This photo was taken in San Francisco with Dj Bob Jones from KDIA.
During an Armed Forces Radio tour to dispell any rumor that The Miracles were somehow unpatriotic for recording the song...
Pete Moore, my brother Donald and myself did over the air questions and answer sessions with callers into the radio stations.http://www.soulmusic.com/index.asp?S=5&T=8&ART=2602