When pop fades, the magic of Motown will live on

QUEEN OF MOTOWN: Diana Ross – part of an unforgettable musical legacy

QUEEN OF MOTOWN: Diana Ross – part of an unforgettable musical legacy

First published in Hear All Sides

THERE has been some interesting recent correspondence in Hear All Sides about the Chart Show.

I agree with those who believe it was wrongly named – in my opinion, it should have been Hitsville USA.

I personally much prefer Motown USA to the British singles chart. What was accomplished from a large house in Detroit is something which will never be reproduced.

Motown started in 1959 and officially ended in 1971, with such unforgettable stars as Diana Ross, who left The Supremes in 1967.

The thing about Motown to me was that each song had a special meaning and was sung from the heart.

Unlike the vast majority of current British pop groups and songs, which will soon be forgotten, the Motown era will live on and on.

J.M. Gowland, Heighington.

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10:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Graeme_r says...

There are some great Motown tracks that I think stand the test of time, but the Beatles, Led Zeppellin, the Who, The Stones, Kate Bush, Genesis Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Dusty Springfield, Bee Gees, Yes etc will soon be forgotten .... I think not
There are some great Motown tracks that I think stand the test of time, but the Beatles, Led Zeppellin, the Who, The Stones, Kate Bush, Genesis Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Dusty Springfield, Bee Gees, Yes etc will soon be forgotten .... I think not Graeme_r
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