8 news items tagged as motown:

Fun Fact
March 2, 2015 1:38 pm
Rick James was the first solo artist at Motown to hit "Platinum" on a first album.  MORE
Quote of the Day
July 1, 2015 4:05 pm
"Not only was I back making hits, I was making history. Motown hadn't seen sales like this since the days of Stevie's Songs in the Key of Life. I had reclaimed my glow - and then some." - Rick James   MORE
Quote of the Day
July 6, 2016 6:27 am
"Rick James propels Motown into the '80s with rhythm, rock and attitude, but that’s because he already knows about convention - and how to ignore it." - Motown  MORE
Quote of the Day
July 29, 2016 10:00 am
"In the late '70s, when the fortunes of Motown Records seemed to be flagging, Rick James came along and rescued the company, providing funky hits that updated the label's style and saw it through into the mid-'80s." - MTV  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 12, 2016 8:41 am
"James' funky guitar and soft, but boisterous voice, made him an out of the box smash in the R&B and funk world, and in the process, pulled Motown Records from a creative and commercial nose-dive." -  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 16, 2016 7:54 am
"The Motown producers were not only the best in the business, but they worked nonstop and were fiercely competitive. I liked that vibe. Only the strong survived." - Rick James  MORE
Quote of the Day
November 27, 2018 1:06 pm
"In the hierarchy of funk, no artist has been more exciting, more inspired and 'badder' than the Super Freak himself... Rick James. His bass-heavy songs and his outrageous persona set the standard for hardcore funk... 'punk funk'. James’ hits..have been among the guiding lights of the genre." - Motown  MORE
Happy Birthday to founder of Motown, Berry Gordy!
November 28, 2018 3:03 pm
“Barry treated me with respect and love, and he’s a man with a lot of dignity.” - Rick James  MORE

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