December 19, 2008 19:32

Rock Hall marks Motown's 50th anniversary with new exhibit

Items from Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five will be on display

Rock Hall marks Motown's 50th anniversary with new exhibit
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Motown with an extensive exhibit, which opens January 1.

'Motown: The Sound of Young America Turns 50' will feature instruments, clothing, programs, posters, sheet music, original music scores, contracts, recordings and from Motown legends including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Jackson Five, Rick James and Martha And The Vandellas.

A pair of Wonder’s trademark glasses and his Superbowl 1999 “African American” outfit are among the items that will be on display, along with the first Motown contract from 1959.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum a nonprofit organisation located in Cleveland, Ohio, which educates visitors about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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