A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
Defining 'The Sound Of Young America' in the 60s, Motown dominated the decade with some of the most life-affirming music of all time.
Grammy-winning US soul outfit Shalamar and chart-topping British R&B group Soul II Soul also feature prominently on the bill.