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Record producer and founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy speaks onstage after receiving the Unity Globe Award during The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit - Day 1 at The Roosevelt Hotel on January 31, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Berry Gordy To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Berry Gordy will be honored at this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013

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Motown Musicians Seek Help To Get To Hollywood

The Funk Brothers are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame — but they need help from fans to get there.

CBS Detroit–02/28/2013

Musician Richard Street attends the screening of 'Standing In The Shadows Of Motown' at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on September 3, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Robert Mora/Getty Images)

Ex-Temptations Singer Richard Street Dies At 70

Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2013

Motown Museum in Detroit (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Motown Museum Unveils New ‘Girl Groups’ Exhibit

Responsible for a non-stop avalanche of hits, The Marvelettes, The Vandellas, The Velvelettes, and The Supremes were crucial to Motown’s ascent as the country’s most successful independent record label.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Motown’s ‘Funk Brothers’ Record Song For President Obama

Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

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Auction Features Detroit Music, Sports Artifacts

Former music promoter, 82-year-old Bob Harris of Southgate, is Friday night auctioning off 450 photographs he’s collected since the 1960’s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2012

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Announcement Planned At Vacant Housing Project

Known to most Detroiters as the Brewster projects, the decades-old complex has been vacant since the last families were relocated in 2008.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012

20= Kid Rock's current tour "$20 Best Night Ever" is selling all tickets for $20 and reducing the price for parking, t-shirts, and food.

Hear It HERE: Kid Rock’s New Album Released

Think Detroit’s own Kid Rock has some Motor City pride?

CBS Detroit–11/05/2012

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Funk Brothers Bass Player Bob Babbitt Dead At 74

Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt has died. He was 74.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2012

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Aretha Franklin Wants To Judge America’s Singing Talent

Aretha Franklin told the news network she’s a longtime fan of the show and would like to take a vital a role in picking the next “American Idol.”

CBS Detroit–07/16/2012

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