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We know Detroit was the birthplace of Motown but there are many other big names who got their breaks in the 'Motor City'. Written by Smooth presenter Dave Brown. Catch him on the Smooth Nightshift weekends from 1am.
One of soul music's original superstars was born in Detroit and recorded songs written by a young Berry Gordy such as 'Reet Petite' and 'Lonely Teardrops'. However Jackie became a major player on the Chicago scene when he started recording for Chicago-based Brunswick Records. Picture: Getty
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