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Rescheduled! Roots of the Music: Origins of the Motown Sound

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 07:00pm

This event has been moved to Tuesday due to a conflict with the presenter's schedule.


Music Week is the last week of this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program and nothing beats the unique sound of Motown! Detroit Historical Society Director of Marketing and Sales, Bob Sadler will present on “The Roots of the Music: Origins of the Motown Sound”. Detroit is known the world over for the music that came out of a small studio on West Grand Boulevard during the 1960s and 1970s. But the Motown Sound wasn’t born from thin air. It had its roots in other music that was being made in Detroit and around the country in the years before the company’s founding in 1959. This presentation delves into the city’s history of music making, and the elements that contributed to the unique stylings of Motown and Tamla Records.

Reservation required, contact the Adult Reference Desk.