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Gordy, Berry 1888-1978

Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 2 languages and 647 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Oral histories  Interviews  Internet videos  Biography  Soul music 
Roles: Interviewee, Author
Classifications: ML410.W836, 781.66
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Berry Gordy
Most widely held works by Berry Gordy
Stevie Wonder : Songs in the key of life by Stevie Wonder( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind the legendary #1 album of 1976. Wonder reminisces, with contributions from Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and lyricist Gary Byrd. Also includes a reunion of the musicians who played on the original album sessions, with a celebrity recreation of the top hits "I wish" and "Sir Duke."
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Berry Gordy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music company founder Berry Gordy was born on November 28, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a boxer and record-store manager. He also started his career as a song writer for singers like Jackie Wilson and other local groups. In 1957, he met a group called the Miracles that included Smokey Robinson. In 1959, Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and started Tamela Records on January 21, 1959. Motown Records would follow which launched the careers of many legendary Motown artists that included the Supremes, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, and Martha and the Vandellas. Gordy moved Motown Records to Los Angeles in 1972 where he produced the movies Lady Sings the Blues and Mahagony starring Diana Ross. Barry sold his interests in Motown Records to MCA in 1988. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, Gordy received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama in 2016 after the successful launch of the Broadway musical Motown: The Musical in 2013
Musik als Autobiografie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Berry Gordy, Sr by Berry Gordy( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.13 for Motown : m ... to 0.94 for Musik als ...)

English (10)

German (1)