The founder of Motown Records was born in the city he helped make synonymous with soulfulness, Detroit, on November 28, 1929.
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…
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
Co-penned by Berry Gordy and Marv Johnson, ‘Come To Me’ became Motown’s first single, paving the way for the label’s world domination.
It's the groups of Motown who have largely defined the sound and soul sent around the world from “Hitsville U.S.A.” at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.