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Motown Museum Celebrates The Label's 60 Years With Special Exhibit
The legendary Motown Records started out with humble beginnings in a two-story house, later called Hitsville U.S.A., in Detroit, Mich. on Jan. 12, 1959. Since 1985, the house has been home to the Motown Museum, which is celebrating the label's 60th anniversary this year by sharing several items pivotal to its launch.
The museum says it will exhibit "never-before-seen artifacts," which will only be on display from Jan. 12-31, that help tell the story of how Berry Gordy Jr. launched Motown. One of the archival documents is the official ledger with Gordy's original $800 family loan from which everything catalyzed.
Today, to kick things off, David Ellis, the museum's archivist, shared three of the documents on their first "Archive Dive" via their Facebook page. In-person museum tours are available to see the historic documents up close while they are on display until the end of January.
The museum also allows visitors to see and learn more about the magical place where so many hits were made. Guests can visit the famous Studio A where many legendary artists such as Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations recorded plenty of now-classics until Motown moved to Los Angeles in 1972. For more info on visiting the site of such musical magic, visit the museum's website.