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Motown: The Golden Years

(Krause Publications, 2001)

This was my first book. It was a collaboration with former Motown promo man Weldon A. McDougal III, whose wealth of candid photos of the label’s ‘60s and early ‘70s stars was a major selling point (a 32-page color photo section was included). I wrote bios for every Motown act I could and interviewed many of them for the book, which was laid out in alphabetical format, encyclopedia-style. A history of the label itself preceded the A-to-Z artist bios.