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One of the most popular places to visit in Detroit is the Motown Museum, close to the New Center neighborhood. The museum is situated in a house known as “Hitsville U.S.A.”, which was the site of the offices and original recording studio of the Motown Records label. Record producer Berry Gordy bought the house in 1959, with the business soon growing enough to purchase seven nearby properties. The label’s heyday lasted until 1972, when Motown Records was moved to Los Angeles. The complex was left to Gordy’s older sister, Esther Gordy Edwards, who converted it into the Motown Museum, carefully preserving the recording studio and other elements of the historic building and an adjoining structure.
Image citation: “Hitsville USA” by Blob4000 on Wikimedia is licensed under the public domain.
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