Motown: The Greatest Legacy Of Motown

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Motown, stands for more than just historic music. The label and it’s great legacy is a reflection that the hard work of dedicated individuals that have overcome incredible obstacles to achieve a great success. Detroit has only ever been known as the “Motor City”. Gordy felt like he was down home quality of the warm and he grew up with soulful people which gave him the idea to use the town in place of the city. This gave him the idea “Motown”, which was the perfect name for his new record label company. He was a man of vision, drive, talent, and determination. Gordy was also a producer, Innovative entrepreneur, and teacher as well. The great success of Motown records was and still able to contribute to all the talent he brought out in others.…show more content…
Motown settled racial prejudice by becoming the most successful independent record label company in the history of the music industry and the most successful and the best African-American owned business in America. In 1968, the company had 5 records out on the top 10 on Billboard’s hot 100 chart which was a chart of the most successful music. During the late 80s and 90s, all of Motown’s talented major artist were admired with all their accomplishments and success and were inducted into the Rock n’ roll Hall of Fame. Upon Berry’s own induction in 1988, Motown’s legendary founder was given the follow tribute: “ Gordy endeavored to reach across the racial divide with music that could touch all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Under this tutelage, Motown became a model of black capitalism, pride and self expression and a repository for some of the greatest talent ever assembled at one company...Motown’s stable of singers, songwriters, and musicians took the concept of simple, catchy pop songs to a intensity...After Motown, black popular music would never again be dismissed as a minority taste...Aesthetically no less than commercially, Motown’s achievements will likely remain unrivaled and

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