1929 : Berry Gordy, Jr. Born in Detroit

November 28, 2020 all-day

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. brought black music to white audiences. He premiered a new sound, and launched the careers of such artists as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and the Supremes. In 1975, Gordy was given a lifetime achievement award at the American Music Awards, and in 1988, Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit Caleb Marsh, Happy Birthday Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown, Finding Dulcinea, November 29, 2009.

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