Ten programmes telling The Story of Motown Introduced by Stuart Grundy
6: Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
Perhaps it was the move from Detroit to Los
Angeles that changed the musical mood at Motown. Certainly there was a mellowing which had its effect even on the Jackson 5. Berry Gordy had tried to stem the growing tide towards realism in lyrics, but bowed to the pressure created by writers and producers such as Norman Whitfield. Marvin Gaye gained full approval with the success of 'What's going on'. Series research JOHN TOBLER. Written and produced by STUART GRUNDY
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