Theres No Town Like Motown

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Theres No Town Like Motown

The Miracles

Famous Artists-Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miricles, and many more - The Supremes are one of the most sucsessful female groups Biggest Hits- "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye-"Baby Love", "You Keep Me Haniging On" by Diana Ross and The Supremes

Theres No Town LIke Motown


- Formed on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr.- Formed it with a loan from his father

Contributions to Music -First African American that owned a music lable. -First music lable to market black artists to white audiences. -Discovered many American Popular Music's most sucessful artists

Background - Started in Detroit MI, which had the nickname of "Motor City" where they got the name Motown.

Random Facts - Type of music- gospel, jazz, and the blues combined - was very upbeat - made many different noises using drums, stompping feet, clappin hands, tambourines, backup singers, ect. - songs could be joyfull, sad, romantic, ect. - 1980's and 1990's many major artists were put in the Hall of Fame. - Motown majorly influenced the Beatles- Gordy became The Miricles manager and songwritter

By: Juliana Gutierrez


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