Ten programmes telling The Story of Motown Introduced by Stuart Grundy
7: Living for the City With the move from
Detroit to Los Angeles, Motown lost much of its original impetus. Founder and chairman
Berry Gordy 's attention was being increasingly claimed by the film world, and the record company's course - once straight as an arrow - began to meander. The time was ripe for Stevie Wonder to become Motown's
'standard bearer', which he did through the release of a brilliant quartet of albums. The '11-year-old genius' had at last begun to fulfil his promise. Meanwhile, a young
Lionel Richie experienced his first chart success with The Commodores.
Series research JOHN TOBLER Written and produced by STUART GRUNDY
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