When did Motown begin?

Answer 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 »

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What is Motown?

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 »

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 »

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 »

Definition of Motown Music?

Motown Records was founded in 1960 by Berry Gordy Jr. It was based in Detroit and took its name from the city's nickname: Motor City. The label rose to prominence through the 1960s, building a stab... Read More »