See Inside Motown’s Historic Recording Studio: Detroit, Michigan
A mecca for any music fan has got to be the legendary Motown (“Hitsville”) Recording Studio in Detroit.
1957: Berry Gordy Jr.s 1st record success, cowriter of Jackie Wilson's “Reet Petite”
1957: Gordy meets Smokey Robinson
1958: Gordy records Smokey & the Miracles' 1st record, “Got A Job” on End Records
1959: Record company founded by Gordy as Tamla Records
1959: Motown's 1st national release: “Money” by Barrett Strong
1960: Business incorporated as Motown Record Corporation
1960: Motown's 1st Gold Record Award: The Miracles' “Shop Around”
1961-1971: Motown Records spawns over 110 Top Ten hits.
1968: Motown moves it's business offices to 2457 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
1972: Motown moves it's business offices to Los Angeles, California.
Motown and its subsidiary labels had many, many, many recording artists – but the ones that made the longest-lasting imprints in the minds of the American public were
Martha & The Vandellas,
Junior Walker & The All Stars,
Gladys Knight & The Pips,
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles,
The Jackson Five,
and Rare Earth.
For years it was taboo for anyone to come into the legendary Motown recording studios and take pictures...but now take a look at the gallery below and see the historic studio where vocals were recorded by the above-mentioned Motown stars!