Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Happy fiftieth birthday Motown

The sweetest most innocent popular music ever recorded, the sound of my early teens

2 comments:

desertwind said...

I second that emotion!

One of my favorite childhood memories is seeing The Supremes at the Allentown (Pennsylvania) State Fair in 1967. I was just a wee lass then and a huge fan. I've still got the program!

lagatta à montréal said...

Indeed!

And so hopeful. In the spirit of the Great Move North when so many African-Americans left latter-day serfdom in the US South for good-paying, unionised industrial jobs in Detroit.

(sorry, had to sneak in some social history. But clothes are part of social history too, an important part).