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Radio Feedback: Berry Gordy’s Surprising First Hit

Hint: It wasn’t a Motown song!

03/25/2014

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Avid Collector Discovers Marvin Gaye’s 1964 Passport In Old Records

An avid Motown collector from Detroit walked away with a major find on his hands during Monday night’s episode of  PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. The collector appeared on the show with the 1964 passport of soul […]

02/04/2014

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Berry Gordy To Receive ‘Pioneer Award’ At Songwriters Hall Of Fame

As the founder of Motown Records, legendary music producer/songwriter Berry Gordy has been a major pioneer in both the artistic and business sides of the music industry. He is the creative force behind launching the […]

03/14/2013

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The Temptations’ Richard Street Dies At 70

Richard Street, a former member of The Temptations and Motown singer, died early Wednesday morning (Feb. 27) in a Las Vegas hospitcal of a pulmonary embolism, reports CBS Detroit. He was 70. Street served in […]

02/28/2013

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Michael Bolton Mines Motown For Album Inspiration

Michael Bolton’s latest album, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Tribute to Hitsville, features songs by Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. But don’t call it a covers album. “When people say well, ‘Why do a cover?’” Bolton told Radio.com, shaking his […]

02/27/2013

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From Fleetwood Mac To Motown, Aaron Neville To Zeppelin: 15 Reasons 2013 Will Rock

2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends. The Return […]

01/03/2013

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Mighty John’s Top 10 Most Valuable Motown Vinyl Collectables

Take another look at your record collection to see if you one of these valuable Motown records!

09/17/2012

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Paul McCartney & Berry Gordy Team Up For Motown Fundraiser

The former Beatle and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are teaming up to raise money to help conserve and honor a famous piece of Motown’s history.

08/31/2012

Bob Babbit, far right, with other Funk Brothers, Uriel Jones & Eddie Willis. (Provided photo)

Funk Brothers Bassist Bob Babbitt Dies at 74

Bob Babbitt, who played in Motown Records’ house band Funk Brothers, died yesterday (July 17) in a Nashville hospice following a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 74.

07/17/2012

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Motown Makes The Trip From Detroit To Broadway

Berry Gordy has long been driven to tell the the Motown story and wrote “Motown the Musical,” which will now make its way to Broadway, according to the Detroit News.

06/27/2012

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