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Motown's 50th Anniversary Mania at the Metro Bar Birmingham

There was once a time when Michael Jackson was famous not for dangling babies off balconies, or his ever-changing nose, but for being a part of the Jackson 5. Who can forget the infectious 'I Want You Back' or 'ABC'? If you love the music of Motown, then look no further - grab your hotdogs and come to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motown music in true American style on Independence Day!

On Saturday 4th July at the Metro Bar on Cornwall Street, Birmingham, you will be able to groove to the smooth sounds of Motown legends from 8pm until 1am, thanks to Adults with Attitude in association with the Edgbaston and Harborne Observer.

The Motown phenomenon exploded in America in the 1960s and quickly spread worldwide. The unique sound in the smoky nightclubs of Michigan, USA was revolutionary at a time when reality TV had yet to be born. Before the Leonas and the Susan Boyles of the world were Stevie, Smokey and the Supremes. The songs were fun and a constant celebration: Lionel Richie sang 'All Night Long', while Diana Ross declared 'I'm Coming Out'. The songs of Motown remain strong fixture in not just the music scene, but pop culture as a whole, today. And no seduction scene in a movie is complete without Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'!

If you need any more incentive to attend the festivities, hosting the party are top former Saga and Smooth FM DJs Jeff Harris and Stourbridge-born Mike Hollis, who will no doubt bring their signature soul sounds to the celebrations. With their soundtrack, it sure to be a "totally awesome" night!

So what are you waiting for? Tickets are priced at £10, which includes a donation to

Birmingham's St. Mary's Hospice. The charity cares for over 1,000 people suffering from life-limiting illnesses every year. Whether they have cancer, Motor Neurone Disease or Multiple Sclerosis, St. Mary's Hospice aims to give people the best quality of life possible and provides an invaluable source of comfort to patients and their families. Their support in a time of turmoil makes the small changes that make a big difference in people's lives and your donation can help this.

Tickets are available now from the Metro Bar and The Ticket Factory (Tel: 0844 5811280). But numbers are limited, so hurry - who knows, if Martha and the Vandellas are played, you might even be "Dancing in the Street"!

For further information, call 07939 003330

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