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What does Motown stand for?

Motown is short for Motor Town, a variation of the Motor City. It refers to Detroit, Michigan. It is the name for a style of music that was very popular in the 50's and 60's a (MORE)

Who was the first Motown artist?

The Miracles. CORRECT. The original members of THE MIRACLES were : WILLIAM "SMOKEY" ROBINSON, his wife CLAUDETTE ROGERS-ROBINSON, WARREN "PETE" MOORE, ROBERT "BOBBY" ROGERS, R (MORE)

Why is Motown called Motown?

Detroit has long been known as "The Motor City" because of its automobile industry. Motown is a shortened version of the nickname. Berry Gordy's recording company, originally (MORE)

How do Memphis soul and Motown compare?

Not a simple question. Though the Stax sound was different from the Motown sound being that more rooted in horns, and more southern tempo's. From the likes of Rufus Thomas and (MORE)

When was the Motown era?

Technically it's still going on, as Motown still exists as a record label within the Universal Music group; but most people consider the "Motown era" to be either from 1959 to (MORE)

How many singers are there in Motown records?

56 ----- Tough question, and ambiguous. There were over 624 Artists and Group recording for Motown Records and affiliates from 1959 to 1979. Some were in 2 or more groups. (MORE)

Who are some of the Motown artists of the 1990s?

Somewhat of an ambiguous question, as it could mean both artists signed during the 1990s or classic artists who continued to record for the label in the 1990s. Boyz II Men is (MORE)