Radio Ceylon introduced the Motown sound to South Asia

Radio Ceylon introduced the Motown Sound to South Asia. Barry Gordy introduced so many talented artits from his Hitsville Studio in Detroit, USA.

Radio Ceylon introduced the Motown Sound to South Asia. Barry Gordy discovered so many talented artists from his Hitsville Studio in Detroit, USA.

Radio Ceylon in 1963.

Radio Ceylon in 1963.

Radio Ceylon introduced the Tamla Motown Sound to South Asia throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Barry Gordy introduced young talented black musicians and his small studio complex called Hitsville in Detroit, USA, turned out massive hits defining the Sixties.

Sri Lankan broadcaster Vernon Corea has played the Motown sound on his radio programmes over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon – the hits of Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Edwin Starr, The Jackson 5 were enjoyed by people right across the Indian sub-continent.

Here are some of the Motown hits played by Radio Ceylon in the 1960s and the 1970s:

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