Tag: Tamla-Motown Appreciation Society

Hitsville USA! Stay In The Blue Groove

As is well known, the late Dave Godin was an early champion of the Motown Sound.

After hearing Mary Well’s ‘You Lost The Sweetest Boy’ in 1963, he wrote to Berry Gordy asking for permission to form a fan club for her and the labels’ other artists. From the initial typed newsletter it grew into the Tamla Motown Appreciation Society, with upwards of a thousand members who helped to spread the word leading up to the Motown Revue’s acclaimed tour of the UK in 1965. The story behind this influential network of Motown fans is the theme of Keith Rylatt’s forthcoming book with the working title taken from the masthead of the society’s newsletter Hitsville USA!