Tamla Motown – the first Black owned record label which went on to produce some of the most memorable soul releases of all time. Many of the most famous artists were signed to them including
The Four Tops
Smokie Robinson and the Miracles
The Isley Brothers
Martha and The Vandellas
2640 West Grand Boulevard Detroit Michigan USA West Grand Boulevard had one time been a very fashionable location but by 1958/9 several of the homes had been converted as business premises.
Motown started at number 2640. The location was close to the headquarters of General Motors.
The name Motown is derived from Motor Town.