Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power (Paperback)

Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power

From Publishers Weekly
This useful but often flat history of legendary Motown Records is the first music-related work by Posner, who is best known for his books on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (Case Closed) and Martin Luther Kin (more…)

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10 Comments

  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
    Ho-hum…
    Gerald Posner takes time off from his career as a mealy-mouthed, Intelligence approved conspiracy “expert” to write about Motown.

  2. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Did you check your facts?
    I have read and own more books than I can possibly count about Motown and its artisit. This book was a “BIG DISAPPOINTMENT”.

  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Thank God I didn’t buy this for myself!
    This book was nothing more than a collection of excerpts from other peoples (auto)biographies.That’s it.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Well written and informative
    I see from a number of reviewers for this book that one of the complaints is that this book is a rehash of the same information available elsewhere – ie.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Concise chronological account
    For someone who has not read any other book on Motown, this book is provides a tremendous insight into the mega corporation: it’s rise, power, entertainers, unsavory practices,…

  6. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    A Clip Job
    Mostly compiled from the work of other writers, this Motown history is notable for Posner’s use of old legal files to detail the many lawsuits against Berry Gordy and the Motown…

  7. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Read Berry Gordy’s To Be Loved instead
    I was doing some research on Motown and so read a few books on the company. Posner’s book is almost a direct copy of Berry’s.

  8. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    What a crock!!!!!
    Why do people keep writing these stupid tell-all tabloid trash books about Motown? All Posner does is re-do the same stories we heard over and over again (Florence Ballard,…

  9. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Interesting..but!
    This is an interesting book on Motown and Berry Gordy, if this is your first venture into the area. As it turns out, I had first read Berry Gordy’s book “To Be Loved”…

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Motown: Berry, Relationships, Schemes, & Amok-isms
    Books and movies on the Funk Brothers and Motown artists enrapture readers and viewers with Motown’s mobilized creativity and the never-again equalled gems.