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Definitions

  1. Berry Gordy was not in attendance, but The Audition was videotaped and sent to Him in Los Angeles.
  2. Berry Gordy was born in Detroit in 1929, during the early years of the Depression.
  3. Berry Gordy was not present, but he signed them after viewing the audition tape.
  4. Berry Gordy was still undecided about the group, but with the encouragement of Smokey Robinson, the girls were signed to the label in January 1961. (Web site)

Berry Gordy

  1. Being married to Berry Gordy's sister, Gwen, made G.C. an important member of the Motown family.
  2. Berry Gordy, Jr's older siblings were all prominent black citizens of Detroit.
  3. La Motown a --t-- cr----e en janvier 1959 par Berry Gordy -- Detroit dans le Michigan.
  4. Motown, oorspronkelijk Tamla Motown, is de naam van een platenmaatschappij, in 1959 opgericht door Berry Gordy in Detroit.
  5. Gwen would later marry producer and singer Harvey Fuqua, who introduced Marvin Gaye to Berry Gordy. (Web site)

Smokey Robinson

  1. Watch videos from the music artist Berry Gordy, Jr.
  2. Berry Gordy got his start as a songwriter for local Detroit acts such as Jackie Wilson and The Matadors.
  3. Berry Gordy is often credited with having a discerning eye for talent, and his "discovery" of Smokey Robinson is an excellent example. (Web site)
  4. Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy's friend and one of Motown's first successful artists, named his daughter Tamla after the record label.

Motown Records

  1. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with the Motown record label, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy.
  2. Dominated by Berry Gordy 's Motown Records empire, Detroit soul is strongly rhythmic, and influenced by gospel music. (Web site)
  3. Thanks to the intercession of a friend, Wonder was introduced to Berry Gordy, president of Detroit-based Motown Records, and Gordy 's producer Brian Holland. (Web site)

Diana Ross

  1. Berry Gordy soon after produced and directed Mahogany, also starring Diana Ross. (Web site)
  2. Durante esta etapa muchas estrellas de Motown, se quejaron de la atenci--n que Berry Gordy daba a Diana Ross.
  3. Ballard vond dat Berry Gordy Diana Ross voortrok en voelde zich aan de kant geschoven in de groep die zij had opgericht. (Web site)

Creative Control

  1. Wonder argued with Berry Gordy over creative control a number of times. (Web site)
  2. In addition, the Temptations themselves, after fighting Motown and Berry Gordy for creative control, began to write and produce some of their material. (Web site)

Gordys

  1. Berry Gordy soon after produced and directed Mahogany, also starring Diana Ross. (Web site)
  2. Beginning in 1968, Berry Gordy commissioned a number of collaborations for the Temptations with Diana Ross & the Supremes.
  3. He credits his early success to learning Berry Gordy's formula for artist development from his high school classmate Jermaine Jackson.

Motown

  1. After receiving an offer from Berry Gordy of Motown Records, the group got out of its contract with Matthews and left Northern. (Web site)
  2. In addition, the Temptations themselves, after fighting Motown and Berry Gordy for creative control, began to write and produce some of their material. (Web site)
  3. Esther Edwards, Berry Gordy's sister, was also interested in preserving Motown's heritage. (Web site)
  4. These singles were not successes, and Ross worked for a time as Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr.
  5. A Motown Records, tamb--m conhecida como Tamla-Motown, -- uma gravadora americana de discos fundada em 14 de dezembro de 1959 por Berry Gordy Jr.

Head Berry

  1. Label head Berry Gordy bought out the Jackson 5's Steeltown contract and signed the group to Motown in March 1969.
  2. Motown head Berry Gordy refused, however, calling the single "uncommercial". (Web site)
  3. When Whitfield completed the Pips' version of "Grapevine", he sequestered Berry Gordy and had him listen to it.

Produced

  1. Berry Gordy I was the son of James Thomas Gordy, a white farmer, and a female slave in Georgia.
  2. When Fuqua's labels were taken over by Berry Gordy, Jr.
  3. The Love-Tones really shine on this song that was written and produced by Berry Gordy, Jr.
  4. Their first and signature hit was "Shotgun", written by Junior Walker and produced by Berry Gordy.
  5. Berry Gordy co-wrote and produced the Temptations' first single under the new contract, "Power", from the album of the same name. (Web site)

Solo Career

  1. Additionally Jermaine, who had married Berry Gordy's daughter Hazel, opted to remain at Motown for a full-time solo career.
  2. After a concert in Detroit, Michigan, Gaye was recruited for a solo career by Berry Gordy, Jr. (Web site)
  3. Known initially as the Matadors, the group became the Miracles in 1958, when they made their initial recordings with producer Berry Gordy. (Web site)

Label

  1. A return to Motown, and in honor of the occasion, Berry Gordy produced (with Angelo Bond). (Web site)
  2. Berry Gordy fought to re-sign The Temptations to Motown, finally succeeding in 1980.
  3. Motown label chief Berry Gordy was not impressed, however, and vetoed "Grapevine" at a Friday morning Quality Control Meeting.
  4. Berry Gordy signed The Four Tops to his Motown label for a mere $400 signing bonus.
  5. Mable John (born 3 November 1930) is an American blues vocalist who was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motowns Tamla label. (Web site)

Temptations

  1. Later that year, Berry Gordy commissioned the first of a number of collaborations for the Temptations with Diana Ross & the Supremes.
  2. Additionally, Ruffin was demanding an accounting of the Temptations' earnings, which caused friction between him and Berry Gordy.

Som

  1. Rond die tijd hadden Berry Gordy en Diana Ross een relatie met elkaar. (Web site)
  2. F--retaget grundades i januari 1959 av Berry Gordy som hade f--tt l--na 800 dollar av sina f--r--ldrar f--r projektet.
  3. Berry Gordy hade tidigare arbetat vid det l--pande bandet p-- Lincoln-Mercury-fabriken och han anv--nde samma produktionsmetod som bilf--retagen.
  4. The group, and especially Michael Jackson, enjoyed close ties to Berry Gordy, who often let the entire Jackson family stay at his home in California. (Web site)

Motown Ceo

  1. With a solid track record now behind them, Gamble and Huff formed Philadelphia International Records in 1971 as a rival to Berry Gordy and Motown.
  2. Berry Gordy Sr., his father-in-law, talked him out of violence.
  3. Berry Gordy founded and presided over the musical empire known as Motown.
  4. These singles were not successes, and Ross worked for a time as Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr.
  5. If I was Johann Vigoda (Stevie Wonder's attorney) or Berry Gordy I would have had Spector arrested and jailed for shooting his gun in the studio. (Web site)

Song

  1. It seems to me that Berry Gordy [Motown's founder] took more than his share of the credit, even for writing songs.
  2. Trivia Berry Gordy originally wanted to name his first label " Tammy ", after the popular song from the film Tammy and the Bachelor.

Company

  1. His name was Berry Gordy, Jr., and the company he created was the Motown Record Corp. (Web site)
  2. A revolving door of executives were appointed by MCA to run the company, beginning with Berry Gordy's immediate successor, Jheryl Busby.

Jackie Wilson

  1. Berry Gordy got his start as a back up singer for local Detroit acts such as Jackie Wilson and The Matadors.
  2. While in Detroit Bobby was hanging out at Billy Davis's house ,Billy and Berry Gordy use to write together, they wrote songs for Jackie Wilson.
  3. Jackie Wilson had his first hit in 1956 with "Reet Petite", co-written by a young Berry Gordy.

Named

  1. Berry Gordy II (1888---1978) was the son of Berry Gordy I and a woman named Lucy.
  2. Although he was named "Berry Gordy, Jr.", Gordy is technically "Berry Gordy III", because his paternal grandfather was also named Berry Gordy.

Mca

  1. A revolving door of executives were appointed by MCA to run the company, beginning with Berry Gordy's immediate successor, Jheryl Busby.
  2. Berry Gordy sold his ownership in Motown to MCA and Boston Ventures in June 1988 for $61 million.
  3. This is a lot different than the days of Berry Gordy owning Motown and Jobete Music Publishing, since Reid does not own Arista.
  4. Esther Edwards, Berry Gordy's sister, was also interested in preserving Motown's heritage. (Web site)

Jr

  1. Although Tarnapol wasn't interested, finding the group too similar to the Platters, Jackie Wilson's songwriter Berry Gordy Jr.
  2. Although he was named "Berry Gordy, Jr.", Gordy is technically "Berry Gordy III", because his paternal grandfather was also named Berry Gordy.
  3. The close of the decade also saw record store owner Berry Gordy, Jr.
  4. I was a beginning mastering engineer and he was a top executive with Jobette Music Co., Inc., Berry Gordy Jr.'s wildly successful music publishing company.

Ross

  1. Gaye, a longtime marijuana smoker, refused to put his joints out for the pregnant Ross, who immediately complained to Berry Gordy about the issue.
  2. After a concert in Detroit, the "new" Moonglows disbanded and Fuqua introduced Gaye to Motown Records president Berry Gordy. (Web site)
  3. Berry Gordy's older siblings were all prominent black citizens of Detroit. (Web site)
  4. But when label president Berry Gordy heard one of the proposed Ross tracks, "I Want You," he decided that Marvin Gaye should cut it instead. (Web site)
  5. Additionally, Ruffin was demanding an accounting of the Temptations' earnings, which caused friction between him and Berry Gordy.

Founder Berry

  1. Berry Gordy I was the son of James Thomas Gordy, a white farmer, and a female slave in Georgia.
  2. After losing the Jacksons, Motown would not have another success of their caliber for the duration of Berry Gordy's ownership of the label. (Web site)
  3. In the 1980s, he became head of the Motown Records Group and worked with Berry Gordy, Jr.
  4. In 1958, Robinson met songwriter Berry Gordy, who co-wrote for them the single "Got a Job", an answer song to the Silhouettes' hit single "Get a Job". (Web site)
  5. He recorded it with her in part out of frustration over Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.'s refusal to release Gaye's version as a single.

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