What is Motown?

Answer Motown was the most successful independent recording company of the 1960s. It created a new sound of popular music, became a way of life and was a model for recording companies and black business o... Read More »

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How did motown become successful?

Motown Records, based in Detroit, Michigan, produced a total of 53 #1 hits on the Billboard Pop/Hot 100 chart from 1969 to 1988. Much of Motown's success can be attributed to its strict and calcula... Read More »

What is the meaning of Motown?

Motown is the name of the record label founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960. Motown Records is primarily associated with the musical forms rhythm and blues and soul.Fun Fact"M... Read More »

When did Motown begin?

Berry Gordy founded Motown Records on January 12, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, according to a January 2009 "Time Magazine" article by Gilbert Cruz. Motown had its first hit in 1960 with the Miracles'... Read More »

Where did Motown originate?

Motown Records originated in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, according to Gilbert Cruz in a January 2009 "Time Magazine" article. Berry Gordy founded the independent record label and headquartered it at... Read More »