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Sunday there’s a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the British invasion when the Beatles went on the Ed Sullivan show in February 1964.  Did you know one year later a man name Berry Gordy with a little record label Tamela/Motown out of Detroit sent his revue to England.  In 1965, UK singer Dusty Springfield was able to convince England’s hit TV show “Ready Steady Go” to devote a whole episode to Motown.  The “Motown Sound” and popular R&B music had a major significance in terms of the Civil Rights movement and integration in American society during the sixties.  Here’s a couple of clips from the show.


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