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When opportunity knocks – part 3


When Berry Gordy founded the Motown Record Company in 1959, success did not come his way immediately. That all changed in the mid-1960s when Motown artists were selling millions of records and receiving lots of airtime on radio stations.

Motown songs were not only popular with African Americans but also with radio listeners and record buyers of other races.

At any rate, many Motown artists in the 1960s had numerous hits. One of those groups was the Temptations. But they took a while to catch on with the public. They started recording in 1962 but had only modest success for the next three ye...

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