The 1970s are mesmerizing; we can’t deny it. But, the seventies was also a tumultuous decade. We had the Antiwar Movement, the Watergate Scandal, the fight for Women’s Rights, the Environmental Movement, memorable cars, ’70s fashion, and the most uproarious of them all… 1970s music! The 1970s was truly a decade for rock and roll, funk, and plenty of other music genres.
At the heart of ’70s music here locally in Detroit, Michigan, was none other than Hitsville U.S.A which was Motown’s first headquarter’s and recording studio. The house which was formerly a photographers’ studio was purchased by Motown founder, Berry Gordy, in 1959 and converted into a recording studio. Located at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, it is now home to the “Motown Museum”.
Motown’s Hitsville U.S.A. historical stories centered around the music of the 1970s in Motown is so rich! Countless iconic musical artists recorded within its studio. Below is a list of songs that were recorded and/or released in the ’70s that were birthed within the walls of this historic Detroit landmark.