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Berry Gordy

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Biography

Berry Gordy (left) and one of his main protégés, Smokey Robinson

Source: Wikipedia

Berry Gordy, Jr. (born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.

His gift for identifying and bringing together musical talent, along with the careful management of his artists' public image, made Motown initially a major national and then international success. Over the next decade, he signed such artists as Mary Wells, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Ruffin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Commodores, The Velvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5.

Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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Read more about Berry Gordy at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Motown Museum to Host Weekend Celebration of Berry Gordy & 60 Years of Motown in Detroit
Billboard, 2019-06-23 16:19:58
After a nationally televised tribute concert earlier this year, Motown will bring its 60th anniversary celebration back to where it started this fall...

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Variety, 2019-05-21 22:55:22
Motown Records and veteran rapper T.I. will be honored at ASCAP’s 32nd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, the company has announced. The awards take place on Thursday, June 20 in Los Angeles. Motown, which was founded by Berry Gordy and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, will receive ...

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Variety, 2019-04-21 13:00:03
It is difficult to think of a more impossible task than attempting to rate the 60 all-time greatest Motown songs. Founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy, not only has the label — originally a small independent out of Detroit — spawned more classics in the 60 years since its launch ...

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