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The story of Motown

Author: Peter Benjaminson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Random House, 1979.
Series: An Evergreen book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Evergreen edView all editions and formats
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Motown was part of growing up in the 1960's and 70's. An amazing number of well-known stars worked for Motown: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Edwin Starr, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Lamont Dozier, Shorty Long, the Temptations, the Four  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benjaminson, Peter, 1945-
Story of Motown.
New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Random House, 1979
(OCoLC)568646510
Named Person: Berry Gordy; Berry Gordy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Benjaminson
ISBN: 0802142850 9780802142856 0394175549 9780394175546
OCLC Number: 5171976
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue --
Gordys --
Gordy in the ring --
Gordy in transition --
Gordy family sets up shop --
Many times --
Motown sound --
Starmaking machinery --
Motown pushes forward --
Motortown revues --
Success --
Recruiting gets easier --
Motown creates a machine --
Motown becomes a "Conglamorate" --
Gordy arrives --
Gordy and Ross --
Motown moves and changes --
Motown goes Hollywood --
Motown plot --
Ups and downs : Motown branches out --
Artists and money --
Exodus --
Motown matures --
Motown : the seventies and beyond --
Afterword --
Motown top twenty hits : 1961-1971 --
Index.
Series Title: An Evergreen book
Responsibility: by Peter Benjaminson.
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Motown was part of growing up in the 1960's and 70's. An amazing number of well-known stars worked for Motown: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Edwin Starr, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Lamont Dozier, Shorty Long, the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Fifth dimension, the Marvelettes, the Contours, the Isley Brothers, the Spinners, the Originals, the Jackson Five, the Commodores, Rare Earth, Rick James, and many others. Most were Motown stars. Many started and ended with Motown. Motown is important for other reasons. A black company, Motown made black music popular among Americans of all ages.

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