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.
The Four Tops
The Jackson 5
Gladys Knight and the pips / Stevie Wonder
Berry Gordy and the MoviesProduced Lady Sings the Blues and The WizDirected Mahogany
Billy Dee Williams Career was started when Berry Gordy insisted that he play a lead role in “Lady Sings The Blues”
Diana Ross Star with the Supremes Star on her own Star in the movies
The Jackson 5 Discovered by Gordy Became so popular they had a cartoon show about them
The importance of Motown Made African American music popular with all Americans Made African American musicians popular with all Americans This is crossover appeal
Check for Understanding: Who was Berry Gordy? What is a producer? What does crossover mean?
Independentpractice: Read summary Underline important points Answer questions
Exit Ticket: Who was Berry Gordy? What is a producer? What does crossover mean?