Detroit is known the world over for the music that came out of a small studio on West Grand Boulevard during the 1960s and 1970s. But the Motown Sound wasn’t born from thin air. It had its roots in other music that was being made in Detroit and around the country in the years before the company’s founding in 1959. This presentation delves into the city’s history of music making, and the elements that contributed to the unique stylings of Motown and Tamla Records. Presented by the Detroit Historical Society.