Berry Gordy

Music Industry Executive Berry Gordy is the founder of Motown records, the legendary Detroit-based label that defined black music in the 1960s and 1970s with the "Motown sound."  The Motown label was home to iconic artists such as The Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Commodores, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many others.  Gordy also leveraged his music success into films, producing Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany, and The Last Dragon.  He sold Motown in 1988 for a reported $61 million.

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This Day in Black History: Oct. 24, 1996

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 24, 1996.

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This Day in Black History: May 16, 1964

Motown Records has its first No. 1 hit with Mary Wells’s “My Guy" on May 16, 1964.

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Diana Ross, renowned singer and actress, was born in Detroit on March 26, 1944.

BET Honors: Berry Gordy’s Motor City Movement

Highlights: Watch how his musical vision grew. (2/24/2014)

BET Honors: A Thankful Mogul

Berry Gordy gives thanks. (2/24/2014)
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