One-Tank Trip for May 18/19
By Jim Fox
The hits just keep on coming as this year marks several milestones in music history.
They’ll really be dancing in the streets as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas sang at Motown’s 60th anniversary weekend from Sept. 21 to 23 in Detroit.
The Motown sound changed America as it emanated from songwriter Berry Gordy’s home studio started with an $800 loan from his family.
|Motown Museum dubbed Hitsville U.S.A. (Barbara Fox)|
At 2648 W. Grand Blvd., the house now is the home of the Motown Museum, nicknamed Hitsville U.S.A.
That’s where the Four Tops, David Ruffin and the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Stevie Wonder became famous.
And, don’t forget Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, the Marvelettes, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Lionel Richie & the Commodores.