Today my hubby and I went to the Troy Historic Village for their Thursday Teas at Two. The topic was Motown Sound - a subject I knew he would enjoy.
We picked our tea selection, a dessert to accompany it, and found a place to sit.
Berry Gordy, Jr., a Detroit native, is an American record producer and founder of Motown record label. He discovered music artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Smoky Robinson.
He purchased a two-story family flat at 2648 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit [pictured below], and resided in the upper flat, while the recording studio was housed in the lower flat, and a backyard garage. The house was later dubbed Hitsville U.S.A.
A few great Motown songs were Shop Around; Stop in the Name of Love!; My Girl; Please Mr. Postman; Baby Love; and Baby I Need Your Lovin'.
Mr. Joel Stone, Senior Curator of the Detroit Historical Society entertainingly shared a program about the musical roots of Motown Sound.
At the conclusion of every program there's always a drawing for a china teacup. Today was my lucky day, because my name was drawn! Below is the pretty teacup I won.
What a fun way to spend a wintry afternoon in Michigan!