Berry Gordy

Kennedy Center Honors: Berry Gordy Tribute 2021

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Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. Love him or loathe him, this man had a dream and the drive to convert it into a reality – probably the most well known record label – ever.

Berry Gordy - Founder of Motown Records
Facts:

Started out writing and co-writing songs for Jackie Wilson
His first record company was JOBETE MUSIC Inc.
Started the first major USA Corporation wholly owned by a black person
Invented and produced the ‘Motown Sound’
Used to be a useful boxer

See Also The Dark Side of Motown

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