Sunday, January 11, 2009

Music Monday! - Celebrating 50 Years of Motown!

On Jan. 12, 1959, the Gordy family loaned Berry Jr. $800 from the family fund so that he could start a record company. Fifteen years later, Motown Records had become the largest African-American-owned business in the United States, turning Detroit, Michigan upside down and launching musicians like Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson into mega music careers! Berry Gordy sold Motown in 1988 for $61 million but the legend lives on......



Berry Gordy, founder of Motown standing outside of the Hitsville House USA




My picks for Music Monday this week include two Motown hits. "Come See About Me" by Diana Ross and The Supremes and "The love I Saw in You was Just a Mirage" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.















Please Enjoy!



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6 comments:

Carlos said...

Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day! http://carlos-ideas.blogspot.com

Rozella said...

I love anything and everything Motown! That was just a great era with so many great songs.

I think Youtube is down or something cos I can't seem to see anything on anyone's page except a blank white box... but oh well. Great choices still!

Stacy said...

Came by for a visit. LOve love love Motown

intrepidideas said...

Rozella, Sometimes that happens when you need to update your software... Like Java. Good Luck. Thanks for stopping by.

Stacy, How Ya Been? Nice to see you around again. Don't stay away so long! :)

Jane Turley said...

Lovely choices once again Mr I. I've got a little bit of Smokey too!

m8malone said...

Thanx for stopping, so glad you will follow. Putting you on my Tech Favs Like this blog! Motown - what an era. The songs are still with us.

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