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Berry Gordy, Jr.

Susan Zannos

Berry Gordy, Jr.

Mr. Motown

by Susan Zannos

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Mitchell Lane Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Recording & Reproduction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12151429M
    ISBN 101883845882
    ISBN 109781883845889

    Son of Berry Gordy, Jr. and former girlfriend Margaret Norton, Kennedy William Gordy changed his name to Rockwell in to become a rock star. The singer, who earned his deal with Motown without his father's knowledge, recorded his biggest hit, 's "Somebody's Watching Me", which included background vocals by Michael Jackson. Abbott, Kingsley. Calling out around the world: a Motown : Helter Skelter, Print. (tags: none | edit tags) Enter tags separated by commas: Allmendinger, David F.. Ruffin: family and reform in the Old South.

    Motown Record Corp., founded in by Berry Gordy Jr., was a triumph of African-American entrepreneurship. One of Mr. Gordy’s most important executives, however, was Barney Ales, a .   The year before, an obscure record producer named Berry Gordy had founded a record company in Detroit with $ borrowed from his family. A black man, grown up in the ghetto, Gordy .

      DETROIT (AP) - Esther Gordy Edwards, who helped build Motown Records alongside her brother Berry Gordy Jr. and led efforts to turn its original Detroit headquarters into a . Motown, recording company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., in January that became one of the most successful black-owned businesses and one of the most influential independent record companies in American history. The company gave .


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Berry Gordy, Jr by Susan Zannos Download PDF EPUB FB2

Berry Gordy, Jr., American businessman who founded Jr. book the Motown Record Corporation, which became the most successful black-owned music company in the United States.

Through Motown, he developed the majority of the great R&B performers of the s and ’70s. Learn more about his life and accomplishments.

Berry Gordy Jr. was born on Novemin Detroit, Michigan. He was the seventh of eight children in a close-knit, hardworking family. Unlike his siblings, Gordy Occupation: Director, Producer, Entrepreneur. Berry Gordy has 17 books on Goodreads with ratings.

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Berry Gordy was born on Novem in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Berry Gordy III. He was previously married to Grace Easton, Raynoma Singleton and Thelma Louise Coleman.

Explore books by Berry Gordy with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   Berry Gordy, musical visionary and the driving force behind Motown Records, chronicles his amazing success and lasting impact on the national and international musical landscape.

Berry Gordy Jr. was born on Novemand was raised in Detroit, Michigan. He was not the first businessperson in the family; both parents worked for themselves, his father as a plastering contractor, his mother as an insurance agent.

Berry Gordy Jr., who once considered becoming a boxer, started a record company with a family loan of $ in Gordy’s company, Motown Records, went on. TO BE LOVED The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown: An Autobiography.

By Berry Gordy. Illustrated. New York: Warner Books. $   Berry Gordy: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity. He was born on Novemin Detroit, Michigan, USA.

His birth name is Berry Gordy III. He was born to father Berry Gordy Sr., plastering contractor while his mother Bertha Fuller Gordy worked as an insurance agent. He has seven siblings- four sisters and three brothers. Berry Gordy was born in Detroit induring the early years of the Depression.

The seventh child of eight, his father was an enterprising man who ran a grocery store, a plastering business, and managed apartment buildings, among other things. A high school dropout, Gordy had two loves in his teens: music. Motown: The Musical by Gordy, Berry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Produced by Berry Gordy; Book by Berry Gordy; Based upon the book "To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown" by Berry Gordy; Featuring songs by Berry Gordy Jr.

Featuring songs with lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr. Berry Gordy When Berry Gordy launched a small independent record label in in a two-story frame house on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. ents, Berry and Bertha Gordy, had migrated to the Motor City from rural Georgia seven years before and by the time of Berry Jr.’s arrival had estab­ lished themselves within the black community as hard-working small-business owners.

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Gordy's Past Affairs. Berry had multiple affairs and illegitimate relationships. With Jeana Jackson, he shared a daughter named Sherry Jackson who. The book details myriad other relationships, too, including Brian Holland's short romance with the Supremes' Diana Ross and the brothers' working relationship with Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.Ales was Berry Gordy's right-hand man and president of Motown from to The two co-authored “Motown: The Sound of Young America" Stories of its stars or of the ambitious Berry Gordy Jr.

using an $ family loan to build one of the most impactful record labels anywhere. Berry Gordy Jr. was the most important non-performer in the history of Michigan Rock and Roll.

During the years from through when his Motown record company was headquartered in Detroit, Gordy Jr. established it as the largest and most successful independent label in the United States and a major force in the integration of popular music.