Remember that great Motown label? Much of the staff at All Tickets Inc., which provides group discount tickets, special comp promos and combo deals, remembers that label and the artists that recorded all of those top-40 singles. The upper part of label had a map of the Detroit area with a star indicating the location of the Motor City. The company name was rendered in rainbow letters boldly running across the map and the bottom of the label was a rich purple/blue color. That’s where the name of the song and artists appeared.
It looked about as cool as a record label from the 60s could and the artists that recorded on it were amazing. They included Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Jackson 5. Other artists appeared on additional labels connected with Motown.
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and The Miracles released hits on the Tamla label. A third label offered hits by The Temptations, The Contours, and Martha and the Vandellas. The fourth label, which was named V.I.P., included records by The Velvelettes, The Spinners, The Originals, and Chris Clark. Soul, a fifth label, offered hits by Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Jimmy Ruffin, Shorty Long, and Gladys Knight & the Pips.
It was Berry Gordy, Jr. who came up with the idea and started Motown. Gordy started out as a songwriter for local Detroit acts. In 1959, he created Motown and signed his first group,The Matadors who changed their name to The Miracles. That group released their first single, “Got a Job,” and then their first minor hit, “Bad Girl.” The rest is history as they say.
And Gordy, who is now 81, is putting together a new musical called Motown- The Berry Gordy Story. It’s said that he wants to make sure that the real story regarding Motown and himself is told.
Big Names & Big Money
All Tickets Inc. has noted that it’s been reported in numerous news sources that Gordy has been clandestinely working on the show with Doug Morris, who is a former Universal Music CEO, and Kevin McCollum, one of the producers of Rent. Gordy’s tale will be told against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and will offer a score of Motown hits, which are sure to be a hugely popular with audiences. How much is this show going to cost? Estimates are $100 million. We’re not sure what the group discount tickets price will be, but we’ll be sure to give you the best value possible on this exciting show.
Making It To Broadway
The investors are said to be lined up and the musical Motown, which has been in development for some time, looks to be a dynamic show. Imagine the hits spinning through this story of a young man of African American heritage who had a grand vision that became a reality.
It started with a dream that was driven by passion and defined by a unique individual who recognized and possessed musical talent and entrepreneurial smarts.
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