HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN | THE FULL DOCUMENTARY

‘THE MAKING OF MOTOWN’

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HITSVILLE U.S.A.! Documentary film that focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.

The film tracks the unique system that Gordy assembled that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time.

The creation and initial success of Motown was achieved during a period of significant racial tensions in America and amid the burgeoning civil rights movement.

(SHOWTIME Channel; You Tube)

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THE SUPREMES ON CBS’ ED SULLIVAN SHOW: REMEMBERING MARY WILSON

THE SUPREMES on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

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Mary Wilson passed away on February 8, 2021. She was 76.

In memory of Mary Wilson, we are featuring three classic Motown video performances by The Supremes on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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The Supremes May 1, 1966 * The Supremes May 7, 1967 * The Supremes May 1, 1966

 

 

Mary Wilson 1944-2021

IT’S BEEN QUIET ON THIS WEBSITE . . . HERE’S THE REASON FOR THAT

THIS SITE IS TEMPORARILY ON STANDBY

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A word to just inform our friends of the site . . .  the reason this page has been “dormant” it is only due to certain notable PC issues having flared up, suddenly, this week. We were able to post our last feature this past Tuesday, barely, as had a difficult time in doing so in the process. It is our PC.

Essentially, at 11 years old, it is beginning to struggle a little bit. Having been inspected, it is going in for a needed fix (Monday, February 15) and it will be upgraded with two new drivers (as I was told it is much needed as “the current driver is old and beginning to slow down”). So, we will be back here on Motor City Radio Flashbacks as soon as we can.

In the meantime — as we pause — there is much you can view here in your Detroit radio repository. We’ve amassed 596 total pages thus far (times 10 posts per page!). Nearly 6,000 total posts to date. And there is much more you can peruse from the site’s face-page menus on the left. Also, having been archived, check out and see what our Categories contains with a simple ‘scroll down and click‘ of the mouse as well.

Thank you, for your continuous show of support. It is much appreciated, always. We will now stand by . . .  🙂 be back soon!

 

Jim Feliciano

Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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UPDATE 2/18/21: We are now ready to go on Motor City Radio Flashbacks!  Look for our newest posts, beginning on Monday, February 22

 

CKLW RKO RADIO 80 NEWSPRINT AD: NOVEMBER 11, 1966

Detroit Free Press November 11, 1966

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Friday, November 11, 1966

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DETROIT FREE PRESS | CKLW

Above article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2021. Newspapers.com

 

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CKLW RADIO 80! GIANT CK 30 OFFICIAL SURVEY: FEBRUARY 6, 1967

GIANT CK SURVEY February 6, 1967

CKLW BIG 30 RECORDS 1967

— FEBRUARY 6

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“The listing of 30 records herein is the opinion of CKLW based on its survey of record sales, listener requests and CKLW’s judgement of the record’s appeal.”

 

PREVIEWED FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6-13, 1967

The above CKLW chart was digitally restored by Motor City Radio Flashbacks

 

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In Memory of George Griggs

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

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A sincere, thank you, Mrs. Patti Griggs. This featured presentation would have not been possible without your generosity, dedication, and your continuous support.

Above CKLW music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patti Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

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