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Motown is far more than just a record company. Founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1960, it played an important role in bringing down racial barriers in pop music and has since become an American cultural institution. This memorial site was created to celebrate and remember performers, songwriters, producers and others who helped create the unmistakable Motown sound.
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Motown Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Maxine Powell

MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records' artists during the Detroit label's 1960s heyday, died Monday at age 98. Motown Historical Museum CEO Allen Rawls said Powell died of natural causes at a hospital in Southfield, Mich. She didn't sing or write songs, but those associated with Motown say Powell was as essential to the label's operations as any performer or producer. ...
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