Detroit: Home of the Motown Sound

(BLACK PR WIRE) — When you think of Detroit, you automatically think of the city that is home of the Motown sound, founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957. The Four Tops … Marvin Gaye … The Jackson Five … Gladys Knight & The Pips … Smokey Robinson … Stevie Wonder … and Diana Ross & The Supremes… these are legendary artists that helped to shape the sound that so many of us still love today. And many of us visit Detroit and the Motown Museum to re-live that history every chance we get.

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. in front of the offices of Motown holding up a copy of The  Supremes record

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. in front of the offices of Motown holding up a copy of The Supremes record

From the Motown sound to the invention of the automobile, Detroit has had a profound impact on the world and has crafted American culture. Metro Detroit is a great place to work, live and visit. The region is currently undergoing a renaissance with new developments and attractions. If that’s not enough, Downtown Detroit’s development boom is unparalleled in the country.

In addition to being home of the Motown sound, many African American celebrities have also called Detroit home, according to www.visitdetroit.com. This includes Aaliyah, Anita Baker, Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, Joe Louis, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Blair Underwood and Stevie Wonder.

If you’re interested in visiting the home of the Motown sound and enjoying exciting itineraries such as automotive attractions, cruises and tours, museums and historical sites, and shopping, you may want to consider visiting Detroit and making it your home away from home.

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