Here's who's behind Behind the Groove, the unofficial Teena Marie page.
If you'd like to help out with this page with corrections, additions, contributions, and other goodwill, please send a note to Thanks, WebMistress Melissa A. Weber.

In the meantime, feel free to read my special message from me to you.

The Starchildren
Special Thanks to these major contributors who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to share their Teena knowledge with you. (Listed in no particular order):

  • Samm Bogues
  • Stephen James Walker
  • Anthony T. Carr
  • Joe Gray
  • Sara Stromseth
  • Angela Estrada
  • Susan Ferguson
  • Ray Olivares Jr.
  • Michael Wilding
  • Cyrus W. Bowman
  • Greg Porras
  • Monique Spencer
  • Vicky Hernandez
  • Aaron "Tee" A.
  • Lisa LaCri
  • Tim Dillinger
  • Craig Langaster
  • "Smoothy C" Chris
  • Kenn Overbey
  • Thomas J. Meador
  • Diane B. Wilkes
  • Cheryl Batoon

This site is created by me to give you and all fellow Teena fans a space and voice on the Web. That's what makes it "our" page. It thrives on your submissions and suggestions. Please don't hesitate to write me at to let me know how you'd like to be an active part of this page.

A Note to Future Contributors:
I want to be able to thank you correctly in the "Starchildren" box above. So please don't forget to send me the exact name that you would like me to use. (First and last name, nickname, just first name, whatever.) If you do not tell me your name, then I only have your e-mail address to identify you with.

Also, if for some reason I have accidentally overlooked including your name, please accept my apologies and e-mail me to remind me to give you the credit you deserve for helping out.

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Help us make our (yes, it's mine and yours) little tribute to Teena on the web a cool thing. Become a content contributor. Write and let me know how or if you can help.

What We Can Use

We need the following:

Someone willing to collect news for a news section
Photos and scans of Teena from magazine articles, singles, live concerts, etc.
TV appearances info
single and album chart positions
single (A and B sides) info for each album
a bio
Please write before you make a contribution in the unlikely event that I may not be able to use it.

Are there any gaps in Behind the Groove that you know you can fill? Become a contributor. Write to help out. It's much appreciated and your contribution will help others to learn more about Teena.

Minnie Riperton, 1947-1979 in loving memory...
Behind the Groove is dedicated to the beautiful spirits of Minnie Riperton and Laura Nyro.
Laura Nyro, 1947-1997

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