Motown – Quiz

 

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Born in 1929, Berry Gordy, Jr. was the seventh child of Berry Gordy, Sr. and Bertha Fuller Gordy’s eight children. He tried many careers—boxing, record store ownership, assembly line worker and a tour in the U. S. Army during the Korean War—until he found a niche in the world of entertainment. Gordy is a distant relative to President Jimmy Carter through his mother Lillian Gordy Carter. This Quiz is published as a compliment to “Music Appreciation Month

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Motown Record Corporation: The Sound That Changed America
As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century. Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, the Marvelettes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Lionel Richie & the Commodores, Teena Marie, their music communicated and brought together a racially divided country and segregated society, around the world, touching all people of all ages and races. (source: Motown Music Museum).

 

 

temptations-albumWhile your taking the Quiz check out this tune from The Tempatations.

“Now you speak your words warm and sincere.
And let’s me know that your love is near.
A pretty face you may not possess
But what I like about you is your tenderness.”

 

 

 

The Motown - Quiz

10 Questions about Motown Record Corporation & Artists


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When Motown was housed in its famed Hitsville U.S.A. offices at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, it was not just a location; history would be made there. In fact, Berry Gordy created a 24-hour hit-making and artist development factory, nurturing the artistic talent of the singers, writers, producers, as well as corporate executives.

 

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The Contours, The Four Tops The Funk Brothers, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles, Rare Earth, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Marveletts, the Velvelettes, The Temptations.

 

 

 

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