West End PREVIEW: Motown The Musical

Discover the story behind the sound that moved the world. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more. Featuring fifty classic Motown hits including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a musical sensation with real soul. Now playing at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and booking to 24 February 2018!

Gordy founded Motown in 1959, when race relations in America were at a pivotal point – white teens were going crazy for the rhythm and blues produced by black artists, and the time was right for Berry Gordy to make history.

Using his experience working on the Ford Motor Company automotive assembly line, Gordy assembled a team of producers, songwriters, and the greatest house band in the world, the Funk Brothers, and began to assemble Motown’s signature sound.

When “Money (That’s What I Want)” hit the airwaves in 1960, the response across the country was electric. America was ready for a new sound, and Berry Gordy had given it to them.

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For ticket information about Motown you can check out their website.

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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