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You can own a piece of Motown history, if you’ve got the cash.
The contents of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy‘s Detroit mansion — known as “The Motown Mansion” — are going up for auction, beginning on Thursday and running through Saturday, according to Rolling Stone.
Noteworthy items on the block include a vintage 1968 Diana Ross & the Supremes concert program, as well as a 1927 Steinway & Sons grand piano — played by the likes of Smokey Robinson. Starting bids will range from $50-$10,000.
The legendary songwriter and record producer bought the mansion in 1967 and sold it in 2002, along with all its contents.
“This home is an important part of the fabric of the City of Detroit, and the sale will allow Motown fans from Detroit to Dubai to add a permanent piece to their own collection,” says Cynthia F. Reaves, the home’s current owner.
Berry, 87, is responsible for launching the carers of Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5, among others.
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