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Motown

(ˈməʊˌtaʊn)
n
(Music, other) trademark music combining rhythm and blues and pop, or gospel rhythms and modern ballad harmony
[C20: from Motown Records of Detroit; from Mo(tor)Town, a nickname for Detroit, Michigan, centre of the US car industry]
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Mo•town

(ˈmoʊˌtaʊn)

n.
1. Detroit, Michigan: a nickname.
2. an upbeat, often pop-influenced style of rhythm and blues associated with Detroit and with numerous black vocalists since the 1950s.
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Motown

A record company set up in the 1960s in Detroit (the Motor Town” from which the name is derived) by Berry Gordy, Jr. The name became associated with a characteristic style of black music that combined rhythm and blues with the rhythms and ballad style of pop music, often with orchestral backing. The company featured a stable of songwriters and composers that scored many hits in the 1960s and 70s, including Smokey Robinson and The Supremes.
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Noun1.Motown - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes portMotown - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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Fifty-four years after their first visit to Stockton as part of the UK Tamla Motown tour, who is hoping to get the town dancing in the streets tomorrow night?
A Tamla Motown night will take place in Stafford next week.
Around 40 Tamla Motown singles were released here between 1959 and 1964, not one making a dent on our charts until Mary Wells scored a top ten hit with My Guy.
At the Function Suite Bowling Alley in Polis, Tamla Motown and Northern Soul Legends will perform starring Geoff Rey, while Almyra Hotel will have an acoustic session by n2 POP duo.
It's reckoned that Tamla Motown did more to integrate black and white youth back in the strife-torn Sixties than any piece of legislation.
Berry Gordy It's reckoned that Tamla Motown did more to integrate black and white youth back in the strife-torn Sixties than any piece of legislation.
BIRTHDAYS: Berry Gordy, Tamla Motown founder, 89; Randy Newman, singer/songwriter, 75; Alistair Darling, former chancellor of the Exchequer, 65; Kris Akabusi, former athlete and TV presenter, 60; Stephen Roche, former cyclist, 59; Judd Nelson, actor, 59; Martin Clunes, actor, 57; Jon Stewart, television host, 56; Karen Gillan, actress, 31.
Did you attend the Four Tops in the Odeon in 1972 or dance away at the original Tamla Motown revue show in Glasgow in 1965?
Rock Cafe has a Tamla Motown and soul night on the last Friday of the month.
There are two facts about the now legendary 1965 Tamla Motown tour of the UK: you couldn't possibly afford to stage the same show today with the artists involved and, during the tour, which took in 18-20 towns across the UK, they only played to two full houses - Hammersmith Odeon and the Odeon in Glasgow.
As part of the Tamla Motown Revue package tour, which also included acts such as a 15-year-old Stevie Wonder and TURN TO PAGE 40 SCOTLAND'S ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION From Page 39 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas performed two shows at Glasgow's Odeon cinema on April 1, 1965.