Berry Gordy Jr.

Berry Gordy Jr.

An American businessman who founded Motown Records. Born into a fairly prominent Black family in Detroit, he started his first label in 1959 with an $800 loan from family members. He signed a large number of successful, primarily African American, artists. He was born in 1929.
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With a career spanning over 30 years, the Brooklyn rapper will join producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, producer Max Martin, singer Babyface, Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.
Now, as a solo recording artist, Redfoo, who is the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.
Motown" may have been the amalgam of "motor" and "town," but it also was the name of the recording company that Berry Gordy Jr.
Motown the Musical, which opened April 14 on Broadway, finds his name above the title with two legends who are not legit vets but rather debs: Motown's Berry Gordy Jr.
One of her lasting achievements was having West Grand Boulevard - location of Hitsville USA, the former Motown HQ - renamed Berry Gordy Jr.
The gala event is also set to include tributes to Michael Jackson, Four Tops star Levi Stubbs, and labels founder Berry Gordy Jr.
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Real-life counterpart: Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.
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