Motown

From left, musicians Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Tito Jackson attend the Ebony Power 100 Gala, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Jacksons perform Gordy tribute at Ebony gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Motown founder Berry Gordy recalls that when he first signed The Jackson 5, he sent them to live in a house in California — and the rowdy kids ended up getting […]

11/05/2013

In this photo provided by the Motown Museum, Smokey Robinson, right, speaks at an event honoring Maxine Powell, left, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Motown Museum in Detroit. Powell directed the label's Artists Development Department, also known as "Motown's Finishing School." She guided many, including Robinson's Miracles, the Jackson Five and the Supremes. (AP Photo/Motown Museum, Andre Smith)

Powell, Motown Records’ chief of charm, dies at 98

DETROIT (AP) — Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records’ artists during the Detroit label’s 1960s heyday, died Monday at age 98. Motown Historical Museum CEO Allen […]

10/14/2013

Steinway piano strings

Historic Motown Steinway piano back in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown greats during the label’s 1960s heyday, and restored thanks to Paul McCartney, is back home in Detroit, officials announced Monday.

04/01/2013

In this photo from 2002, Funk Brothers (l-r): Bob Babbit, Joe Hunter, Joe Messina, Uriel Jones, Jack Ashford and Eddie "Chank" Willis, set their hands in wet cement, Hollywood's Rockwalk, Los Angeles. Motown Record's back up band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 21, 2013. (Photo AP)

Listen: Funk Brothers get a Hollywood Star

The greatest band that you might not know is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ray Parker Jr. joined Phil Hulett & Lisa Osborn on LA’s Morning News to talk about the legacy of Motown’s house band.

03/21/2013

Richard Street (top right) on the cover the of the 1984 Temptations album, "Truly For You." (Photo: Wikipedia)

Ex-Temptations singer Richard Street dies at 70

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70. Street’s wife, Cindy, says her husband died early Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness.

02/28/2013

McCartney has Motown Museum's 1877 Steinway restored

DETROIT (AP) – In town for a concert last summer, Paul McCartney made his first-ever visit to Detroit’s Motown Museum, the legendary two-story “Hitsville USA” building where a generation’s worth of musical gems were created. […]

08/30/2012

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