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    History Of Motown Records

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    Motown Records was created by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959. Motown made its impact on the music industry forever. Artists that we know as legends today such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 started in Motown. Together their music brought a community together. Motown started with just a man and 800 dollars loaned from his family. Berry Gordy was a dreamer, and also a teacher, producer, and entrepreneur.Gordy as an African American owner wanted to make a change in society’s acceptance. His energy was uplifting and believed in changing the negatives to positive. The partnership at the meeting of Gordy and William Robinson was the first step to this “Sound of America.” William Robinson convince him to open…

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    whole ethnicity? Or make everyone come together as one? The answer is with music. In 1959 a man named Berry Gordy made a small business in Detroit Michigan with a small loan from his family to start something amazing. This amazing thing was a recording studio by the name of motown records. Berry Gordy was the son of a Plantation owner and his female slave. They relocated to detroit because his father found a better job working for the automotive businesses. Growing up he saw the way they made…

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    Fashion Trends In The 70's

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    joined the army in 1960 and served for two years. After the service he moved to Detroit and became an up and coming artist under RicTic label. While with RicTic he produced songs like, Agent 00 Soul, S.O.S (Stop her On Sight), and Headline News. Also around this time he would change his name to Edwin Starr. He picked up Starr as his last name because Don Briggs, manager of Bill Doggett combo, said he was going to be a star someday (I don’t know why he added an extra r). This was just the…

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    By making music that most people thoroughly enjoyed, they did not deviate from achieving crossover appeal as well as achieving a success that gave Black America a heightened sense of pride. The Supremes were able to achieve peaceful integration between Blacks and Whites with their music. Set in a place of continuing racial tension, The Supremes were able to lower the barriers with their music and existence. By doing so, they positively shifted the perceptions of how Blacks was viewed during the…

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    need to open up more. Now, she’s telling me how I used to call her on our work phone every day and now I don’t. I swear, just because the only money I’m getting is from these tiny little gigs, this lady thinks that it’s her show. Let’s go get that deal done!” “And hello to you too, Rahmeek,” responded Boogie. “William, you called the cab already, right?” “Yes, sir. He should be here any minute now.” William Wesley, Mo Hampton, Rahmeek Williams, and Boogie Robinson called themselves the Funky…

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    Americans in the Music Industry As the founder of Motown records, Berry Gordy created change in society and music through the sound of Motown. Berry Gordy opened up Motown records and at the time African Americans had very little opportunity in the music business. The Motown record label released many songs that supported the civil rights movement, and made African Americans proud of their heritage. He also collaborated with many of his signees to create new groundbreaking music. Though opening…

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    Berry Gordy Biography

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    Gordy, who was an African American songwriter, founded “Motown Records”. With a loan of close to $800 which came from his family. Gordy managed to create the company that later came to be known as “Motown Records Corporation”. Berry gave this name “Because Detroit had long been known as the “Motor City”. (Motown Music). Instead of city Berry used town and then combined the words, creating the perfect name for his new record label, Motown. Motown and is soul-based subsidiaries were the most…

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    between the two. This meeting would actually lead to the development of Motown Records, with Smokey Robinson becoming an integral part of the story. After receiving a mere $3.19 royalty check from his songwriting, Berry is told by Smokey Robinson that if that’s all you are making you might as well start your own company (Hirshey 133). The light…

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    The Impact Of Motown

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    The Impact Of Motown Motown is one of the most influential music genre. Motown wasn’t just music that was fun to listen to. It helped with the civil rights movement, and It also had crossover success. Motown was founded in the 50s when there was a lot of racism. The creator of Motown Berry Gordy’s main ambition was to produce the sound of young America no matter what color. Berry Gordy, who is the father of Motown tried many occupations like a boxer, a record store owner, and even an auto…

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    The History Of Motown

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    In 1961, The Marvelettes released their debut single, “Please Mr. Postman”, the first song to reach number one from Motown records, founded by a previous automotive factory worker, Berry Gordy, Jr. The founding of Motown records on January 12th, 1959 would lead to some of the most recognized and successful records and artists in the history of music. Along with the many people involved in the rising success of Motown, the style and unique identity of the music and artists would lead to effecting…

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