Mo­town Mu­seum un­veils ar­ti­facts

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

DETROIT — Pieces of Mo­town’s ori­gin story that haven’t been seen by the pub­lic will go on dis­play in Detroit as part of the la­bel’s 60th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion.

The Mo­town Mu­seum says it will dis­play sev­eral items, in­clud­ing doc­u­ments that show la­bel founder Berry Gordy Jr.’s re­pay­ment of the $800 fam­ily loan that helped launch the com­pany with a record­ing in 1959.

The mu­seum un­veiled the ar­ti­facts Fri­day af­ter­noon on its Face­book page. The of­fi­cial dis­play will open to the pub­lic to­day at the mu­seum.

Of­fi­cials say the mu­seum plans more dis­plays through­out the year.

The Mo­town Mu­seum is lo­cated where Gordy launched his mu­sic em­pire. Scores of stars, in­clud­ing the Supremes, Ste­vie Won­der, Marvin Gaye, and the Mir­a­cles, recorded hits there be­fore Mo­town de­camped to Cal­i­for­nia in 1972.

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