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Motown’s Jimmy Ruffin Dead At 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown tenor who hit the Top 10 with “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and made a 1980 comeback with the Robin Gibb composition “Hold Onto My Love,” died today in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. He was 78 — three years older than in most published biographies of him.

104.3 WOMC–11/19/2014

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Art Van And Motown Toast Their 55th Anniversaries Together

Motown founder Berry Gordy, other alumni of the record label, and Motown Museum patrons will be special guests at a dazzling Homecoming Reception at The Roostertail

10/08/2014

Berry Gordy (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Radio Feedback: Berry Gordy’s Surprising First Hit

Hint: It wasn’t a Motown song!

03/25/2014

Motown's 50th - Grand Boulevard is Renamed "Berry Gordy Boulevard"

Rare Motown Songs Released

The quirk in British copyright law that led to last month’s releases of Beatles and Beach Boys rare recordings (The copyright for unreleased works expires 50 years after the works are recorded. By releasing the tracks on iTunes before […]

104.3 WOMC–01/03/2014

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Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy: Being Honored by the Grammy Museum

Motown founder Berry Gordy and its most famous singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson will be the first recipients of the Grammy Museum’s “Architects of Sound Award”. They will be honored at a November 11th gala hosted by […]

104.3 WOMC–10/22/2013

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Detroit’s Own Berry Gordy: Memoir Being Issued as E-Book

Berry Gordy’s memoir will out Thursday as an E-book. First published in 1994, “To Be Loved” is the basis of the hit Broadway show “Motown: The Musical”. But it’s been out of print for many […]

104.3 WOMC–06/10/2013

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Berry Gordy: 2013 Marian Anderson Award Recipient

The guiding force behind Detroit’s greatest music will soon be honored in Philadelphia. Berry Gordy Junior will receive the 2013 “Marian Anderson Award”. In making the announcement Monday, Philly mayor Michael Nutter said, “Few individuals […]

104.3 WOMC–06/04/2013

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BREAKING! Smokey Robinson To Play Freedom Hill August 29th

Detroit born Motown star Smokey Robinson to perform at Freedom Hill Amphitheater August 29th.  Tickets go on sale Friday morning June 7th at 10 am.  Purchase tickets and find more info on the show here. Robinson […]

104.3 WOMC–06/03/2013

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Motown The Musical: Cast Recording Coming June 4th

The original Broadway cast recording of “Motown the Musical” will be released by Universal Music June 4th. The 14 cuts include the stage production’s take on such classics as “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” “I […]

104.3 WOMC–05/14/2013

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Paul McCartney: Returns Historic Piano To Hitsville U.S.A.

The piano on which countless Motown hits were created returned to the building where the company began — thanks to Paul McCartney! Sir Paul was on hand today (Monday) at the Motown Historical Museum. He […]

104.3 WOMC–04/02/2013

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