“Mickey Stevenson is my brother, brother. He has not received his props. He was our first A&R man at Motown. Marvin wanted to be a crooner. Mickey was the one who turned Marvin around to become what we know and love! He convinced Marvin Gaye to sing rhythm and blues"
“Mickey was a street cat, a wheeler-dealer, but I knew it was that same hustling quality that made him the superstar A&R man he was. He could match up any kind of team - writers, producers, artists - any combination..."
"When new musicians came into Motown and wanted to know, who's the power? It was Mickey"
-Jack Ashford (Funk Brothers)
"It was really with Mickey that I began something that was unique to my management style; building the structure around the person rather than fitting the person into the structure."
"I (will) always remember Mickey Stevenson for his loyalty and dedication. He was one of the greatest creative forces during our formative years."