Everything Motown!

Motown logoOne of the truly great stories of the 20th Century was the rise and world domination of Motown Records.  From its humble origins in a small house on Grand Boulevard in Detroit, the label founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. went on to become "The Sound of Young America" and the source of the most loved music of its era.

In a truly American story of success, a group of young, inner city African American men and women -- many still in their teens -- overcame their youth, the overt and covert racism of the times, payola scandals of the day and countless other obstacles to become international icons, still revered a half century after they broke through.

So as we celebrate the seminal Sound of Detroit and all that it has meant to three generations of music lovers, we take a look back at the artists who made it happen.  Below are links to our profiles of some of the biggest artists of the Motown labels, including updates on where they are now.  The profiles also include links to their greatest albums and videos of several performances.  We hope you like it.

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50th Anniversary Collection

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Links to Artist Profiles 

Gerald Alston 
Ashford and Simpson 
Erykah Badu
Boyz II Men
G C Cameron 
Dennis Coffey
The Commodores
The Contours
The Dazz Band
DeBarge
The Four Tops 
Marvin Gaye
Johnny Gill
Berry Gordy, Jr
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Billy Griffin
 High Inergy
Holland-Dozier-Holland
Thelma Houston
 India.Arie
Isley Brothers
The Jackson 5
Michael Jackson
Rick James
Kem
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Teena Marie
The Originals
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
The Marvelettes
Rare Earth 
Lionel Richie
Shanice
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Diana Ross 
David Ruffin
Jimmy Ruffin
Remy Shand
The Spinners
The Supremes
The Temptations
Junior Walker
Leon Ware
Norman Whitfield
Stevie Wonder

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