- Avalon History Center
History of Motown
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Author Kit O’Toole will discuss how Motown began as the first black-owned label in 1959, reached widespread national success, and would substantially transform music and culture. This lecture explores the evolution of the label, from its beginnings through its 1960s heyday featuring acts like the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The 1970s brought political statements, youthful pop, and disco, while the 1980s ushered in funk and smooth R&B. Through multimedia presentations and discussions, Kit will cover all of these eras, enhancing understanding of Motown’s history and enduring legacy. Registration is required. Please click the link below to register.