From Motor City to Hitsville: The Story of Motown

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The year was 1959 and a young songwriter from Detroit, Michigan named Berry Gordy Jr. decided to take his career into his own hands. He created his own record label, Tamla Motown, and from a small photography studio, he launched one of the world’s most successful independent record companies. He also broke down racial barriers by becoming the most successful African-American-owned business in the United States. In this course, we’ll look at the artists, songwriters, producers and musicians that brought us the “Motown Sound”, and in doing so, developed the soundtrack for a generation and turned Detroit into “Hitsville”.

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