Three Million were siblings Wanda "Doll" Butler and Larry Butler and acquaintance Mark King, the same trio that recorded as Unity for United Artists Records. Doll and Larry originated Odds & Ends along with their younger brother Jim Grant. According to Larry, the name changes were a result of not owning them legally; with Three Million they corrected the problem and got the legal right to use and maintain the name. Doll came up with the moniker which means they wanted to make three million dollars or to look like three million bucks on stage.
Their manager, Eugene Lawson, worked a deal with Cotillion Records for a couple of 12" disco records. The first, "I've Been Robbed" (1983), was huge in New York City and parts of Jersey, but didn't score in Philly or elsewhere because, according to Larry, "Lawson pulled it." And he believes the reasoning was because Lawson wanted to concentrate on a record he was pushing on his Drema label. In 1984, Cotillion released "I've Got the Hots (For You)," a straight disco number that received some club spins, but Cotillion let them languish and didn't release any other recordings by them.
Doll moonlighted and took gigs as they came; she and another female vocalist once backed Major Harris at a local club. The gig nearly fell through when Harris didn't arrive when expected; Doll had to make a hasty mission to get an inebriated "Mr. Love Won't Let Me Wait" out of the arms of his current lady so she could get paid that night. Doll went solo after firing Larry for losing a tape she needed for a session. Reverend Reggie Wilder became her third manager and things were clicking but ended abruptly when Wilder passed in 1994. Some good solo material, especially "If You Believe," remained unreleased. Inactive since the death of Wilder, she still believes her three million dollars are waiting for her to deposit. Her husband was killed in North Philly in 1991, leaving her with two sons: Dale and Keith (now grown); she goes by her marital name, Wanda Maultasby. Larry left the biz in 1991 to support his family, and Mark recovered from two operations and plays piano at his church.