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In 1960, after dancing to the tunes of Marv Johnson (they later became friends and toured in Europe) Frances came to Detroit in hopes of joining the Motown roster of artists soon destined to become mega stars. She found it difficult to get an audition with this record label but she was persistent. In 1965, her persistence paid off. Frances told her husband, "I'm entering the WCHB Talent Show and I'm going to win." His response was "Nobody wants to sign a 22 year old with 2 babies." Frances replied "You're going to eat those words!"
After three years, because of the lack of promotion, Frances asked to be released from her Motown contract. Originally a jazz singer, Frances was not permitted to perform in local clubs due to contract stipulations disallowing her to work for anyone else although she did appear on several local Detroit television programs. Canadian television "Swinging Time" with host Robin Seymour gave "Keep On Loving Me" promise when the song was picked four days in a row by their panel of judges - unfortunately losing out to Gary U.S. Bonds