His legacy echoes across the radio dial every day, all over the world. It's hidden behind those catchy songs on oldies stations, permanently placed on jukeboxes and playing on the speakers at grocery stores the ones everyone knows the words to. In a way, the music from Motown Records has become the soundtrack of our lives, especially in Michigan. It's there on the hard baseline on "My Girl" before the Temptations launch into their famous song, on the upbeat tempo of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" and in many of the powerful tunes that reflected a time of social upheaval in the 1960s and '70s. While the names of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross are known in every household, Berry Gordy Jr.
Don't forget to unpack your running shoes as the fall months bring cool temperatures and colorful scenery to East Lansing. Before all you high school cross-country runners go into retirement and others wanting to shed off the "freshman 15" get caught in indoor gyms, discover the running world of Mid-Michigan.