A little unknown North East Ohio history fact is that the legendary Motown Music Group ‘SWITCH’ that’s music, birthed a whole lot of our child, like ‘I Call Your Name’, ‘Love Me Over and Over’, ‘There Will Never Be’, ‘I Wanna Be Closer’ and boat loads more are from North East Ohio.  As a matter […]

DVR Alert! The Grammys are paying tribute to Motown this weekend.  The special Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration airs on CBS this Sunday night.  The show features co-hosts Cedric the Entertainer and Smokey Robinson, plus Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, John Legend, Ne-Yo and other artists.

Some of the greatest artists of all time came out of Motown Records. We’re talking the likes of Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations – to name a few. Motown churned out Black artist after Black artist who became icons of music in a time when Black people were combating […]

By BridgetEE ♫ Back in the days when I was young I’m not a kid anymore But some days I sit and wish I was a kid again ♫  You say huh♪  Watch this♪  Back in the day you had honor amongst thieves.  Back in the day you had respect for things and sounds.  Back in […]

Aretha Franklin is back, in good health and ready to rock and roll. After recovering from an undisclosed illness, The Queen of Soul returns to…

  *Reminding us that they were once relevant, The Jacksons performed at a recent tribute to Berry Gordy. Joking “Be careful what you wish for,” Gordy remembered the time that he let Michael Jackson and his brothers come to live with him after they got kicked out of the California home he had brought them […]

For nearly 50 years, Maxine Powell served as a mentor to Motown’s greatest hit music stars: The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana…

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye remains as one of the most forward-thinking and influential soul musicians of all time. Although he began his storied career in the Nation’s Capital as a doo-wop crooner, he would find fame at the iconic Motown Records label before later becoming a global sensation. NewsOne celebrates the life […]

Once we mention them, get these Jackson 5 songs out of your head: — “ABC” — “I Want You Back” Or how about “Love Child”…

Motown: The Musical will make it’s Broadway debut this spring, and by the looks of things, fans of the legendary Motown sound are for a… uncovers ‘The Motown’ Drama! It took her more than 30 years to become an overnight success, with a little help from Barack Obama.  Now it is payback time for soul singer Bettye LaVette (SEEN BELOW OLD SCHOOL) , who is wreaking revenge on the Motown music legends who used her then tossed her aside. […]

The King of Pop may not be with us, but he left us with decades of music to remember him by. Therefore, he will never be forgotten. Inside is our way of thanking him for his contribution to the world. RIP, MJ.