Soundtrack of the 60’s

It was on Martin Luther King Day that I visited the LBJ Museum and Library on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. Seems somewhat appropriate since it was LBJ who signed the Civil Right Act and the Voting Rights Act. Much to my surprise I found a special exhibit, curated by the Grammy Museum, on Motown. And why not? LBJ was president from 1963-69. Motown was the soundtrack of that era

It all started here:

Hitsville U.S.A.
Hitsville U.S.A. was the home of Motown founder Berry Gordy at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Gordy bought the house in 1959. He carved out some office space, moved his family upstairs and, in the garage, set up Studio A, where the Motown sound was born.

The Motown Look

The influencers

The Temptation Walk
Lady Sings the Blues
Stevie Wonder
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4 Responses to Soundtrack of the 60’s

  1. sportsdiva64 says:

    This is some of the music that I grew up listening to besides Elvis Presley , lol.the first records I remember listening to were Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley and Our Day Will Come by Ruby and The Romantics.

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  2. Donna Janke says:

    What fun to come across that Motown exhibit. I certainly wouldn’t have expected to find that at the LBJ Museum and Library.


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