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Motown Records is considered Detroit's musical landmark. Founed by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, he incorporated the company as Motown Records a year later. Motown is a play on the words, "Motor Town" Gordy's homage to the Motor City.

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