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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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Founded by Berry Gordy Jr, Motown is still going strong today and so is he.
It took 18 months however, for Berry Gordy's label to secure the number one spot.
TA scene from Motown The Musical As Motown celebrates 60 years since Berry Gordy founded the iconic record label in Detroit, the musical heads to the Theatre Royal.
Motown the Musical is based on the true story of Berry Gordy who borrowed $800 from his family and founded Tamla Records in 1959 (later incorporated as Motown) which launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations and The Jackson 5 among them.
The production tells the story of how Berry Gordy founded thelabel in 1959 with just $800 borrowed from his family.
1959 - American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr as Tamla Records.
The Motown Museum says it will display several items, including documents that show label founder Berry Gordy Jr.'s repayment of the $800 family loan that helped launch the company with a recording in 1959.
The studio became the powerhouse of a completely new type of music, the brainchild of one man called Berry Gordy, who will celebrate his 90th birthday later in the anniversary year.
In Detroit in the 1960s, Motown Records founded by Berry Gordy Jr., produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles -- 100 Top Ten Hits to be exact!
Berry Gordy It's reckoned that Tamla Motown did more to integrate black and white youth back in the strife-torn Sixties than any piece of legislation.