The Motown Sound on Wheels - by Rockin' Richard Houston
"Over 100 years people have been Roller skating on the street on concrete and at parks. Roller skate wheels have been around in different forms, Wooden, Metal, Plastic, and Rubber. Roller skating has been what some would call a fad throughout the years. During the 60's and 70's things like Disco and Rap and the Motown sound had skaters starting to develop a rhythm- a strong repeated pattern of movement with a beat and it became stronger and stronger through the years.
Now we're in the 21st century and skaters are rolling almost all over the world. Now roller skating is soon to be in the Olympics. With Social Media, you can see different skating forms from all over the country. One place that caught the roller skating bug early was in Detroit, Michigan, better known as Motown. Detroiters take Roller skating as serious as Cancer. You can find skaters Rolling 6 to 7 times per week, going from city to city and state to state, enjoying the benefits of the sport. In the near future you're going to see many different variations of skating techniques come to life. "
-Rockin' Richard Houston (back of book text)