January 16, 2009


Ron Miller (“For Once In My Life”) and Berry Gordy, Jr.


It’s fitting that Berry Gordy, Junior’s Motown Records is having its 50th Anniversary at the same time we’re celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday. Both men had extraordinary dreams that helped shape our minds and culture.


Although I never worked for Motown, I was up there so often that you’d think I did. From writing songs for Michael Jackson, and the Temptations to bringing Ashford and Simpson to Eddie Holland, I’ve had quite a history with the label.


Here are a couple of articles I’ve written on one of the greatest American record companies that ever existed…Motown Records. 


    1. Ashford And Simpson…”Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”



2. Breaking The Motown Sound Barrier…”What’s Going On?”   



       3.  “Lady Sings The Blues” and Berry Gordy too”



      4. And here’s my brief encounter with Martin Luther King. 




I hope you enjoy them, have a nice weekend.


Regards Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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