Debbie Dean


Debbie Dean (February 1, 1928 - February 17, 2001) was a singer, songwriter, and staff writer for Motown who became famous as a recording artist during the early 1960s. She is best known for "Don't Let Him Shop Around" (1961), an answer to The Miracles' "Shop Around" with backing vocals by The Miracles. With Deke Richards, she co-wrote songs for such artists as The Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Edwin Starr, The Supremes, and The Temptations.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Don't Let Him Shop Around (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: ca. 1950s - 1960s

Genres: R&B

Labels: Motown


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