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Diana Ross and The Motown Sound – Music History Program (March 26 – PM)
March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Hosted by Robert Kelleman: Washington, DC History & Culture.
It’s Friday night, and Diana’s 77th birthday, let’s travel back in time and hear the classic Motown songs of Diana Ross and The Supremes.
Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who during the 1960s became Motown’s most successful act, and are the best-charting female group in US history, as well as one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, and “Love Child”.
Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross continued a successful solo career with hit singles “Theme from Mahogany, “Love Hangover”, “Upside Down” and “Endless Love.”
Ross has also ventured into acting, with performances in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Mahogany (1975), The Wiz (1978) and Out of Darkness (1994).
Motown Records is an American record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959. Its name, a blend of motor and town, has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered.
Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned label that achieved crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and its subsidiary labels were the most successful proponents of the Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a mainstream pop appeal. During the 1960s, Motown achieved 79 records in the top-ten of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 1969.
This is a musical history program where we will provide the historical context of various topics with an emphasis on pop culture (as opposed to music theory) including selected video recordings and biographical from various artists.
The historical items will be provided via pictures and video so viewing the presentation on-screen is recommended, but you are also free to just listen to the program via audio-only.
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.
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