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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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BIRTHDAYS: Berry Gordy, Tamla Motown founder, 88; Randy Newman, singer/songwriter, 74; Alistair Darling, former chancellor of the Exchequer, 64; Kris Akabusi, former athlete and TV presenter, 59; Stephen Roche, former cyclist, 58; Judd Nelson, actor, 58; Martin Clunes, actor, 56; Jon Stewart, television host, 55; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actress, 33; Karen Gillan, actress, 30.
Currently, visitors can take a look at the restored upper flat that was home to Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy.
Written with unprecedented access to the iconic label's archives, "Motown: The Sound of Young America" is a photographic feast of a book featuring specially commissioned images and interviews with founder Berry Gordy and musical greats like Smokey Robinson and Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
LMFAO's Redfoo and Berry Gordy GORDY, 40, or Redfoo as he's better known, gets his musical roots from dad Berry Gordy, 86, who founded record label Motown Records in 1959.
Stefan Gordy, 40, or Redfoo as he's better known, gets his musical roots from dad Berry Gordy, 86, who founded record label Motown in 1959.
Past and present - Frank Sinatra, Berry Gordy, Muhammad Ali and Brian Clough
Motown's Berry Gordy, Malcolm X, and Lyndon Johnson, among a cast of thousands, Maraniss explores the city's sudden decline.
Nonperforming songwriters nominated for the honor include Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Max Martin, who has co-written No.
Berry Gordy, Tamla Motown founder, 85; Randy Newman, singer/songwriter, 71; Alistair Darling, former chancellor of the Exchequer, 61; Kris Akabusi, former athlete and TV presenter, 56; Martin Clunes, actor, pictured, 53; Jon Stewart, television host, 52; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actress, 30; Karen Gillan, actress, 27.
Being the youngest son of Motown Record Company founder Berry Gordy, Jr.
Originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles in 1966, that version was rejected by Motown owner Berry Gordy, who told Whitfield and Strong to make it stronger.
BIRTHDAYS: Berry Gordy, Tamla Motown founder, 84; Randy Newman, singer/songwriter, 70; Alistair Darling, former chancellor of the Exchequer, 60; Kris Akabusi, former athlete and TV presenter, 55; Judd Nelson, actor, 54; Martin Clunes (pictured), actor, 52.