Motown and PEZ Museums
  • Jan 20, 2018 11:30 pm
  • 58:15 mins

Motown This episode of Special Collections begins with a visit to the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan.  Detroit was the epicenter beginning in the 1950s of an explosion of African-American pop music.  It was begun by the famous record producer Barry Gordy and the Motown Museum is now housed in what used to be Gordy’s house.  Over 110 number-one hits were recorded in what was once Gordy’s living room before it was converted into one of the most iconic recording studios in the world.  So find out where Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and many other recording artists first got their start and found their groove. Website: The Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia The next museum we’ll visit on this show is the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia.  Do you know those plastic PEZ heads that spit out those little rectangles of candy when you tilted their heads back?  Well, they are hot collectors’ items these days, and we’ll talk to the one of the few people who have collected them all (almost) and displayed them in a museum. Website: