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The Motown Story

Sunday replay this Easter Sunday dwelt in the magical music of Motown for a whole two hours. Too much great music to mention.

The Motown story is the story of Berry Gordy, Jr., who was born in Detroit Michigan on November 28, 1929, he was the seventh of eight children. His parents had migrated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922.

Gordy borrowed $800 from his family’s loan fund to start his own record label, called Tamla. He had originally wanted to call his label “Tammy,” after a Debbie Reynolds film, but that title was already taken.
By the late 1950s, Detroit was perhaps the largest city in the United States that did not have a strong independent record company. With the establishment of Motown, the local talent had an outlet, and they starting showing up at the Motown offices.

Even though Motown sold millions more albums during the 1970s and 1980s then it had in the 1960s, Motown will always be remembered for the music it created during the 1960s that was heard on the tinny radios in automobiles as teenagers cruised the streets and highways. Never in history has one company produced so many top ten hits as Motown did during that marvelous decade.

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The Motown Story

Sunday replay this Easter Sunday dwelt in the magical music of Motown for a whole two hours. Too much great music to mention.

The Motown story is the story of Berry Gordy, Jr., who was born in Detroit Michigan on November 28, 1929, he was the seventh of eight children. His parents had migrated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922.

Gordy borrowed $800 from his family’s loan fund to start his own record label, called Tamla. He had originally wanted to call his label “Tammy,” after a Debbie Reynolds film, but that title was already taken.
By the late 1950s, Detroit was perhaps the largest city in the United States that did not have a strong independent record company. With the establishment of Motown, the local talent had an outlet, and they starting showing up at the Motown offices.

Even though Motown sold millions more albums during the 1970s and 1980s then it had in the 1960s, Motown will always be remembered for the music it created during the 1960s that was heard on the tinny radios in automobiles as teenagers cruised the streets and highways. Never in history has one company produced so many top ten hits as Motown did during that marvelous decade.

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The Motown Story

Sunday replay this Easter Sunday dwelt in the magical music of Motown for a whole two hours. Too much great music to mention.

The Motown story is the story of Berry Gordy, Jr., who was born in Detroit Michigan on November 28, 1929, he was the seventh of eight children. His parents had migrated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922.

Gordy borrowed $800 from his family’s loan fund to start his own record label, called Tamla. He had originally wanted to call his label “Tammy,” after a Debbie Reynolds film, but that title was already taken.
By the late 1950s, Detroit was perhaps the largest city in the United States that did not have a strong independent record company. With the establishment of Motown, the local talent had an outlet, and they starting showing up at the Motown offices.

Even though Motown sold millions more albums during the 1970s and 1980s then it had in the 1960s, Motown will always be remembered for the music it created during the 1960s that was heard on the tinny radios in automobiles as teenagers cruised the streets and highways. Never in history has one company produced so many top ten hits as Motown did during that marvelous decade.

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The Motown Story

Sunday replay this Easter Sunday dwelt in the magical music of Motown for a whole two hours. Too much great music to mention.

The Motown story is the story of Berry Gordy, Jr., who was born in Detroit Michigan on November 28, 1929, he was the seventh of eight children. His parents had migrated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922.

Gordy borrowed $800 from his family’s loan fund to start his own record label, called Tamla. He had originally wanted to call his label “Tammy,” after a Debbie Reynolds film, but that title was already taken.
By the late 1950s, Detroit was perhaps the largest city in the United States that did not have a strong independent record company. With the establishment of Motown, the local talent had an outlet, and they starting showing up at the Motown offices.

Even though Motown sold millions more albums during the 1970s and 1980s then it had in the 1960s, Motown will always be remembered for the music it created during the 1960s that was heard on the tinny radios in automobiles as teenagers cruised the streets and highways. Never in history has one company produced so many top ten hits as Motown did during that marvelous decade.

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