First opening in the 1960s, this home located in Detroit served as an office and recording studio commonly known as “Hitsville U.S.A”. Motown Records grew in the 1960s and 1970s giving a lot of soul and pop singers their claim to fame. This museum documents the growth of the music and features several impressive artifacts on display.
The home was purchased in 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr. His family moved into the second story of the home while the first floor operated as offices with a recording studio. The studio and records sales took off and soon enough Gordy was buying up properties around his office to expand production.
In just under a decade, Motown Records reportedly had an income of $20 million. This success was only the beginning.
To name just a few of the performers who got their start with Motown include, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson & Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and many more.
The studio and home have since been turned into a museum that still gets national fame for its dedication to the preservation of music history.
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