Motown Records Turns 60 The Record Label That Changed The World of Music

Motown Turns 60Found this great AARP Magazine article featuring the incredible sounds and artists of Motown. Celebrating 60 years of the Detroit label’s musical legacy.
Motown originally founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Its name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered.

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Duke Fakir Still a Top
The Four Tops, Abdul Duke Fakir Still a Top The founding Four Tops member retains the magic

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Martha Reeves Detroit Forever
Martha and the Vandellas, Martha Reeves Detroit Forever Her heart — and home — remain in the Motor City


Mary Wilson Joy and Jealousy
The Supremes, Mary Wilson Joy and Jealousy She can’t imagine her life without Motown


Motowns Fabulous Rise Photos
Motown’s Fabulous Rise Seen Through Photos Take a look back to 1959 through 1971 and relive some of the big moments.


Otis Williams Last Temptation The Temptations, Otis Williams Last Temptation This Texan’s run in the group still going strong after half a century


Smokey Robinson sitting in front of a piano
Smokey Robinson Reflects on Motown’s Birth The legendary singer and songwriter shares personal stories behind hit records


The Andantes posing for a photo
The Andantes: The Girl Group Left Behind The ‘hidden figures’ of Motown sang on many of the label’s biggest hits

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