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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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.
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!
* Home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957
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. and Chicago members Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera as the 2017 class.
Now, as a solo recording artist, Redfoo, who is the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., said he feels like an industry baby once more.
"In a way, I wish Maraniss had taken a page out of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.'s repertoire, and opted for digestible bits of emotional heft, instead of long improvisational jazz that floats from one passage to another.
Berry Gordy Jr. founded Detroit label Tamla in 1959, as well as Motown later that year.
Located in a residential neighbourhood, it was here that in 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. laid the foundations for a music empire that would launch the careers of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and - after signing the Jackson 5 - an 11-year-old Michael Jackson.
Located in a residential neighbourhood, it was here that in 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. laid the foundations for a music empire that would launch the careqers of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and - after signing the Jackson 5 - an 11-year-old Michael Jackson.
"Motown" may have been the amalgam of "motor" and "town," but it also was the name of the recording company that Berry Gordy Jr. started in Detroit in 1960.
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.
Notable figures captured in photos include Berry Gordy Jr., George Romney, Coleman Young, Edsel Ford, Hank Greenberg, Charles Lindbergh, and Joe Louis, as well as Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan.