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Mapping Motown: A Sound Geography Of The Motor City

Motown Records, the label that produced some of the most iconic pop and soul records of the ’60s and subsequent decades, is synonymous with Detroit. Now, The Guardian has compiled a list of the places that incubated some of the label’s biggest stars. Where did Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross or Stevie Wonder make their home in the Motor City, and what significant events happened there? Read the full article to find out, and for another dose of Detroit, revisit Carl Craig and Matthew Dear’s joint feature on