Motown Studios

Address: 
2648 West Grand Blvd.
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Opened: 
1959
Closed: 
1972

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"Hitsville U.S.A." is the nickname given to Motown Records' first headquarters. Located at 2648 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit, Michigan Hitsville U.S.A., formerly a photographers' studio, was purchased by Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1959, and converted into both the record label's administrative building and recording studio, which was open 22 hours a day (closing from 8 to 10 AM for maintenance). Following mainstream success in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gordy moved the label to Los Angeles and established the Hitsville West studio in Los Angeles, as a part of his main focus on film production.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Featured Artist(s) Session Personnel
Mary Wells Recording Session 06/06/1961 Mary Wells
The Andantes
The Funk Brothers
Mary Wells Recording Session 06/14/1961 Mary Wells
The Funk Brothers
Mary Wells Recording Session 06/23/1961 Mary Wells
Mary Wells Recording Session 09/19/1961 Mary Wells
The Andantes
The Funk Brothers
The Miracles Recording Session 10/14/1961 The Miracles
The Temptations Recording Session 10/22/1961 The Temptations
The Funk Brothers
The Temptations Recording Session 10/23/1961 The Temptations
The Funk Brothers
The Temptations Recording Session 10/28/1961 The Temptations
The Funk Brothers
Marvin Gaye Recording Session 11/03/1961 Marvin Gaye
The Funk Brothers
Recording Session 11/12/1961 The Vandellas
Recording Session 11/15/1961 The Marvelettes
The Funk Brothers
Recording Sessions 11/22/1961 The Marvelettes
The Funk Brothers
Recording Session 11/29/1961 The Marvelettes
The Contours Recording Session 12/03/1961 The Contours
The Funk Brothers
Recording Session 12/08/1961 The Supremes
The Funk Brothers
Mary Wells Recording Session 12/09/1961 Mary Wells
Recording Session 12/13/1961 The Contours
The Funk Brothers
Stevie Wonder Recording Session 12/19/1961 Stevie Wonder
Recording Session 01/05/1962 Marv Johnson
Recording Session 01/06/1962 The Marvelettes
Recording Session 01/10/1962 Hattie Littles
The Temptations Recording Session 01/17/1962 The Temptations
The Funk Brothers
Recording Session 01/17/1962 The Supremes
The Funk Brothers
Marvin Gaye Recording Session 02/15/1962 Marvin Gaye
The Funk Brothers
Recording Session 02/18/1962 The Temptations The Funk Brothers

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