Detroit’s “Motown Sound” in Detroit, Michigan

“Hitsville U.S.A.” is the nickname given to Motown’s first headquarters. Since Motown Records’ establishment in 1959 by Berry Gordy, tens of thousands of visitors pass through Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum, each year. 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.

Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208

And while you are in town, head over to Third Man Records for more of the Detroit music experience. Founded by Jack White, this trendy shop, like its sister store in Nashville, offers an array of music, apparel & gifts, plus live shows.

Address: 441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

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