June 29 Period 1, Summer 2021

Motown Records and Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy wrote the Jackie Wilson hit Lonely Teardrops but barely made any money. So he started his own record company named “Motown”. The label played an important role in the racial integration of popular music, achieving crossover success. Motown would launch the careers of Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson Five. The class will feature classic videos of the early years of Motown music.

Course Dates:
06/29/2021

Course time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Rick Feingold

Course Type: Online