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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

In the news

Berry Gordy's Motown documentary 'Hitsville' to debut in April on Showtime
USA Today Music, 2019-02-13 11:54:18
Scenes from "Hitsville: The Making of Motown," were shown for the first time Tuesday at Motown's star-filled 60th anniversary concert in Los Angeles.         

Jay Z, Berry Gordy, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Max Martin & More Feted at 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala
Billboard, 2017-06-16 07:13:01
Jay Z, whose wife Beyonce is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime...

Bon Jovi, Usher, Irving Azoff to Appear at Songwriters Hall
Billboard, 2017-06-07 19:11:10
Jon Bon Jovi, Irving Azoff, Whoopi Goldberg and Usher are set to attend the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame event inducting Jay Z, Berry Gordy and...

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