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There's No Town Like Motown

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 30 July 1983

25 years on the dancefloor, Tamla Motown is still the black music label. In the '60s, their motto was 'The Sound Of Young America' — then hard times hit as stars like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye left the stable. But now, with a new roster of acts that includes Mary Jane Girls, DeBarge and Michael Lovesmith, the Motown soul beat is back on its feet and out in the streets.

Two men went to Motown to join the 25th birthday celebrations and meet Tamla's newest talents: RICHARD COOK (wordsand ANTON CORBIJN (picsfind out where the go-go's going next.

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