Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges 13 years old

The story of those who escaped the factory floor to make revolutionary music in a blue-collar city without pity.

Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval. In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit's inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America. With contributions from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Martha Reeves, John Sinclair and the MC5.

Credits

Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop

himself

Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

Himself (archive footage)

John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker

himself

Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy

himself

George Clinton
George Clinton

himself

Martha Reeves
Martha Reeves

herself

Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges Cast

Name Character
John Lee Hooker He was 90, 83 years old when he died as himself
Iggy Pop He was 60, now 74 years old as himself
Berry Gordy He was 78, now 91 years old as himself
Martha Reeves She was 66, now 80 years old as herself
George Clinton He was 66, now 80 years old as himself
Marvin Gaye He was 68, 44 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)

Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges Crew

Name Department
Benjamin Whalley as Producer. Production
Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges poster
Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges (13 years)

The story of those who escaped the factory floor to make revolutionary music in a blue-collar city without pity.

  • Release day: Friday, March 07, 2008
  • Runtime: 60 minutes