June 4, 2012 How historically significant is a popular musician? In order to study the history of an era, do you need toknow what kind of music people listened to?
Objective: Students will examine the issues around the establishment of Motown Records. They will examine documents related to Motown records, answer comprehension questions, and synthesize their knowledge by writing a short response
Homework: Review for final Create Study guide Complete any missing work
Vocabulary: Berry Gordy Songwriter Built Motown records Discovered Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Supremes, the Jackson 5, and the Commodores
Vocabulary: Producer Like a film director, but for music Supervises the recording of the music
Vocabulary: Crossover Something that has appeals to many groups Crossover means something appeals to two types of audiences Hip-hop and pop music Country and rock and roll
Motown Nickname for Detroit – Motor City – Motor town – Motown Founded by Berry Gordy African American owned and operated
Motown Hugely successful Popular performers discovered by Gordy and Motown:The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, The Contours, The Four Tops
Motown Hugely successful Popular performers discovered by Gordy and Motown: Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Commodores, The Velvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5.