berry gordy the person who inspires me

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  • the birth of berry gordy

    the birth of berry gordy
    berry gordy was born november 28,1929 as an american record,producer,and founder of motown record label he was born in the middle class by his parents Bertha fuller gordy and berry gordy sr.
  • 1950's

    1950's
    in the 1950 berry gordy was drafted by the united states army for the korean war
  • the marrige of berry gordy

    the marrige of berry gordy
    in 1953 he returned and got married to his wife thelma coleman
  • berry gordy

    berry gordy
    He developed his interest in music by writing songs and opening the 3-D Record Mart, a record store featuring jazz music.
  • berry gordy personal life

    berry gordy personal life
    Gordy, who married and divorced three times, has eight children: Hazel Joy, Berry Gordy IV, Terry James, Kerry Ashby, Sherry, Kennedy William, Rhonda Suzanne, and Stefan Kendal. His publishing company, Jobete, was named after his three eldest children, Joy, Berry and Terry.
  • how the motown first started

    how the motown first started
    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
  • about berry gordy

    Berry produced a record for white artist Tom Clay some time in 1959. The record was released on a tiny Detroit label called Chant. It is not currently known if Berry owned Chant records, but the 45 is recognized by many collectors to be one of the rarest of all Gordy singles. Tom Clay became a DJ in LA, and recorded again for Gordy on his MoWest label in the 1970s. Kiki Dee became the first white female British singer to be signed to the Motown label. Gordy also employed many white workers .
  • motown relocated

    In 1972, Gordy attended FIDM in Los Angeles, where he produced the commercially successful Billie Holiday biography Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross (who was nominated for an Academy Award) and Richard Pryor, and introducing Billy Dee Williams (cast in a role originally for Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops). Initially the studio, over Gordy's objections, rejected Williams after several screen tests. However, Gordy, known for his tenacity, eventually prevailed and the film established Willia
  • the awards of berrry gordy

    the awards of berrry gordy
    Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
    Gordy was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1998.
    Gordy delivered the commencement address at Michigan State University on May 5, 2006 and at Occidental College on May 20, 2007. He received an honorary degree from each school.
  • the bad days of berry gordy

    In the 2007 film Talk to Me, Washington D.C. DJ Petey Greene accuses Gordy of being a pimp and hustler while on the radio, causing a negative reaction from both Motown's lawyers and Greene's bosses. When Greene is forced to apologize on air, he states that Gordy is no pimp, despite the fact that he takes young black musicians and then sends them out to earn Gordy more money through their performance skills — thus sarcastically praising Gordy as a good businessman despite his pimplike actions.
  • facts about berry gordy

    facts about berry gordy
    On March 20, 2009, Gordy was in Hollywood to pay tribute to his first group and first million-selling act, The Miracles, when the members received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Speaking in tribute to the group, Gordy said: "Without The Miracles, Motown would not be the Motown it is today.
    He gave a speech during the Michael Jackson memorial service in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. Gordy suggested that "The King of Pop" was perhaps not the best description for Jackson in light