Betty Kelly

Born Sep 16, 1944

Betty Kelly is a former American singer, most famous for her tenure in the popular Motown singing group Martha and the Vandellas.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Kelly.


1944 Birth Born in 1944.


1961 17 Years Old In 1961, she joined Motown singing group The Velvelettes.


1965 21 Years Old Kelly was not part of the group when the band had a hit with "Needle in a Haystack", which became a hit in 1965. … Read More
1967 23 Years Old By 1967, Kelly was kicked out of the group after being late to several performances and was quickly replaced by Martha's younger sister Lois Reeves with the group's name changed to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. … Read More


1995 51 Years Old In 1995, Betty Kelly was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a Vandella alongside Martha and Lois Reeves, Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford, and Sandra Tilley. … Read More
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