January 3, 1959: Berry Gordy moves all of Motown's operations into a two-story house at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, which he christens "Hitsville"
"Hitsville U.S.A." is the nickname given to Motown's first headquarters. A former photographers' studio located at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan
The property was purchased by Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1959 and converted into the record label's administrative building and the photography studio located in the back of the property was modified into a small recording studio, which was open 22 hours a day (closing from 8 to 10 AM for maintenance).
The Gordys moved into the second floor living quarters and Motown had opened up shop as Tamla Records!
"Shop Around", The Miracles' first #1 R&B hit, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.
It was Tamla's first million-selling record. "
A&R chief William "Mickey" Stevenson
Who, incidentally was a writer/producer, as well as “The A&R Man” at Motown. He co-wrote “Dancing in the Streets” and then made it a hit for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas…
Brian & Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier,
and Norman Whitfield,
was a major force in the music industry