Live Motown by Amanda V & Ron Ivory
Saturday March 16th
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One cannot speak about popular music without speaking about Motown, the historic record label founded in 1959 by musical genius, Berry Gordy Jr. As the label got its start in Detroit, Michigan, Gordy Jr. named the label Motown after Detroit's nickname, Motor Town.
Motown artists consisted of individual singers as well as groups. Many of them toured together in the 1960s at the height of Hitsville's reign, forming a Motown family who brought the world soulful sounds that were unique to each member.
Here are a few of Motown's biggest acts:
The Supremes This soulful and sexy trio (later renamed Diana Ross and The Supremes) featured Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson. They sang about love in a plethora of ways giving the world songs like "Baby Love," "Stop in the Name of Love," and "You Can't Hurry Love."
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. not only wrote songs for other Motown artists, but he also sang lead in a group with Bobby Rogers, Billy Griffin, and Claudette Rogers (who eventually became his wife). The group dazzled audiences with songs like "Tears of a Clown," "Shop Around," and "Tracks of my Tears." Stevie Wonder Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins (his mom later changed his last name to Morris),
Stevie Wonder was hailed a musical genius and multitalented musician. Even though he became blind shortly after birth, he was able to play multiple instruments and bless the world with songs like "Fingertips," "Superstition," and "You can Feel it All Over."