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From 1961 to 1971, Motown had 110 top 10 hits. Top artists on the Motown label during that period included the Supremes (initially including Diana Ross), the Four Tops, and the Jackson 5, while Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Marvelettes, and the Miracles had hits on the Tamla label. The company operated several labels in addition to the Tamla and Motown imprints. A third label, which Gordy named after himself (though it was originally called ”Miracle”) featured the Temptations, the Contours, and Martha and the Vandellas. A fourth, V.I.P., released recordings by the Velvelettes, the Spinners, the Monitors, and Chris Clark.

Motown is an American record company. It was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. on January 12, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan, as Tamla Records. The company’s record label ”Motown” was formed in September 1959 and the company was incorporated as ”Motown Record Corporation” on April 14, 1960. The name, a blending of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label which achieved significant crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as the Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence. During the 1960s, Motown achieved spectacular success for a small record company: 79 records in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 record chart between 1960 and 1969.
Berry Gordy got his start as a songwriter for local Detroit acts such as Jackie Wilson and the Matadors. Wilson’s single ”Lonely Teardrops”, written by Gordy, became a huge success; but Gordy did not feel he made as much money as he deserved from this and other singles he wrote for Wilson. He realized that the more lucrative end of the business was in producing records and owning the publishing.

The Hitsville U.S.A. Motown building at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit served as Motown’s headquarters from 1959 until 1968, and became the Motown Historical Museum in 1985.
In 1959, Billy Davis and Berry Gordy’s sisters Gwen and Anna started Anna Records. Davis and Gwen Gordy wanted Berry to be the company president, but Berry wanted to strike out on his own. On January 12, 1959, he started Tamla Records, with an $800 loan from his family and from royalties earned writing for Jackie Wilson. Gordy originally wanted to name the label ”Tammy” Records, after the hit song popularized by Debbie Reynolds from the 1957 film Tammy and the Bachelor in which Reynolds also starred. When he found the name was already in use, Berry decided on Tamla instead. Tamla’s first release, in the Detroit area, was Marv Johnson’s ”Come to Me” in 1959 (released nationally on United Artists). Its first hit was Barrett Strong’s ”Money (That’s What I Want)” (1959), which made it to number 2 on the Billboard R&B charts (released nationally on Anna Records).

Gordy relocated Motown to Los Angeles in 1972, and there it remained an independent company until June 28, 1988, when Gordy sold the company to MCA and Boston Ventures (which took over full ownership of Motown in 1991). Motown was then sold to PolyGram in 1994, before being sold again to MCA Records’ successor, Universal Music Group, when it acquired PolyGram in 1999.



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