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The Story of Motown

The Story of Motown

The first book ever published in this country about the even-then legendary Motown Record Corporation.

"Right from the prologue, it's evident this isn't going to be a puff piece commissioned by Motown founder and president Berry Gordy, Jr. Benjaminson, formerly a Detroit newspaper reporter, gives a frank appraisal of Gordy's life and his company. It goes a long way in documenting and explaining the inherent racism in the music business --- even showing how Gordy used it to his advantage in forging the immortal Motown Sound." -SYRACUSE NEW TIMES

"Benjaminson holds back nothing, sharing with the reader the thoughts and moods of the various figures who came and went during the early years. He reflects both their enthusiasm and their disillusionment, their talents and their failings, their beginnings and their fates fulfilled." - SOUL MAGAZINE

"A fascinating historical portrait of the company." - PACIFIC SUN

"A fascinating account of Berry Gordy and Motown Records." - COURIER-GAZETTE