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UMG Announces New Chairman/CEO of Motown Records
March 5, 2021
Ethiopia Habtemariam was appointed president of Motown and executive vice president of Capitol Music Group in 2014. That same year, she oversaw Motown's relocation to Los Angeles from New York. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
Mary Wilson, Founding Member of The Supremes passes away at age 76
February 9, 2021
Mary Wilson, founding and original member of The Supremes, passed away suddenly this evening according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz. She was at her home in Henderson, NV. She was 76. ... read more »
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Berry Gordy Square Unveiled with Motown Family, Friends, and Fans
November 28, 2019
Legendary music executive Berry Gordy was honored with a square on the corner of Sunset and Argyle, directly under the 6255 Sunset building that once housed his famed Motown Records once it moved from Detroit to Los Angeles. ... read more »
Motown Founder Berry Gordy Retires
October 10, 2019
He announced his retirement during the 60th-anniversary celebration of Motown that took place in Detroit last month. ... read more »
Singer Jackie Wilson Posthumously Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 6, 2019
Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... read more »
“Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premieres in Los Angeles, Reinforcing the Legacy of Berry Gordy’s Iconic Label
August 15, 2019
Many of Motown’s biggest icons were in attendance at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: the Making of Motown,” last Thursday, August 8 at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles. Unforgettable stars such as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Thelma Houston and former Vandellas member Betty Kelly graced the red carpet alongside legendary producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, songwriter Janie Bradford, and of course, members of the Gordy family. ... read more »
Bass Legislation Leads to Marvin Gaye Post Office
June 20, 2019
The popular tunes of singer Marvin Gaye echoed throughout the dedication ceremony that added his name to the Dockweiler postal station in South L.A. Thanks to legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Karen Bass and passed into law by the U.S. Congress, the station at 3585 S. Vermont Ave. is now known as the Marvin Gaye Post Office, an action that pairs nicely with the Marvin Gaye stamp, which was issued in April. ... read more »
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Berry Gordy Fulfills Dreams with Motown Reaching 60 Years
April 17, 2019
Berry Gordy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for “all people” in the world fulfilled. ... read more »
Post Office Celebrates Life of Marvin Gaye with New Stamp
April 4, 2019
A stamp honoring the life of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye was officially released at the Greek Theatre today by the U.S. Postal Service, on what would have been the singer's 80th birthday. ... read more »
Motown Family Celebrates at 11th Annual Friends of Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest!
November 22, 2018
Hailed as an entertainment extravaganza, this unique, fun-filled evening also featured Motown alumni, dinner, silent auction, lively karaoke, a “Zen” room and more ... read more »
“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” Comes to Los Angeles
September 20, 2018
Center Theatre Group presents a musical about the Motown singing group, the Temptations here in Los Angeles before heading to Broadway in the Spring. “Ain’t Too Proud,” a musical about the life and times of the iconic singing group the Temptations, ... read more »
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Still Reigns Supreme
September 6, 2018
RIAA’s platinum status was once equivalent to selling one million albums or songs, but in 2013 the company began incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and other digital music services to determine certification for albums and songs. ... read more »
Updated: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Reported Gravely Ill in Hospice Care at Home
August 13, 2018
According to the ... Music legend Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill,” her family told WDIV-TV (Channel 4) on Monday. Franklin is a longtime resident of Detroit. ... read more »
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