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    One of the truly great stories of the 20th Century was the rise and world domination of Motown Records.  From its humble origins in a small house on Grand Boulevard in Detroit, the label founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. went on to become "The Sound of Young America" and the source of the most loved music of its era.

    In a truly American story of success, a group of young, inner city African American men and women -- many still in their teens -- overcame their youth, the overt and covert racism of the times, payola scandals of the day and countless other obstacles to become international icons, still revered a half century after they broke through.

    One of the truly great stories of the 20th Century was the rise and world domination of Motown Records.  From its humble origins in a small house on Grand Boulevard in Detroit, the label founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. went on to become "The Sound of Young America" and the source of the most loved music of its era.

    In a truly American story of success, a group of young, inner city African American men and women -- many still in their teens -- overcame their youth, the overt and covert racism of the times, payola scandals of the day and countless other obstacles to become international icons, still revered a half century after they broke through.

    So as we celebrate the seminal Sound of Detroit and all that it has meant to three generations of music lovers, we take a look back at the artists who made it happen.  Below are links to our profiles of some of the biggest artists of the Motown labels, including updates on where they are now.  The profiles also include links to their greatest albums and videos of several performances.  We hope you like it.

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    Links to Artist Profiles 

    Gerald Alston 
    Ashford and Simpson 
    Erykah Badu
    Boyz II Men
    G C Cameron 
    Dennis Coffey
    The Commodores
    The Contours
    The Dazz Band
    DeBarge
    The Four Tops 
    Marvin Gaye
    Johnny Gill
    Berry Gordy, Jr
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    Billy Griffin
     High Inergy
    Holland-Dozier-Holland
    Thelma Houston
     India.Arie
    Isley Brothers
    The Jackson 5
    Michael Jackson
    Rick James
    Kem
    Gladys Knight and the Pips
    Teena Marie
    The Originals
    Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
    The Marvelettes
    Rare Earth 
    Lionel Richie
    Shanice
    Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    Diana Ross 
    David Ruffin
    Jimmy Ruffin
    Remy Shand
    The Spinners
    The Supremes
    The Temptations
    Junior Walker
    Leon Ware
    Norman Whitfield
    Stevie Wonder

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