Berry Gordy Jnr

 

 

 

A Young keen Boxer who had no idea of what his future had in store for him with more big hits than he would ever have had in the ring.

Berry Gordy, Jr. BornNovember 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.

 

 

In 1957 Wilson recorded "Reet Petite", a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer, Billy Davis. It became a modest hit, but had more success internationally, especially in the UK where it reached the Top 10 and even later topped the chart on re-issue in 1986. Wilson recorded six more songs co-written by Gordy over the next two years, including "Lonely Teardrops", which topped the R & B charts and got to number 7 in the pop chart. Berry and Gwen Gordy also wrote "All I Could Do Was Cry" for the late Etta James at Chess Records.

 

Gordy reinvested the profits from his songwriting success into producing. In 1957, he discovered The Miracles (originally known as The Matadors) and began building a portfolio of successful artists. In 1959, at Miracles leader Smokey Robinson's encouragement, Gordy borrowed $800 from his family to create R&B label Tamla Records. On January 21, 1959, "Come To Me" by Marv Johnson was issued as Tamla 101.

 

ONE MAN ONE DREAM

THAT BECAME A REALITY

FOR SO MANY PEOPLE

WHITH SO MANY DREAMS

 

THANK YOU !

A Selection of pictures showing Berry Gordy with some stars of Motown and in the recording studios

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