Berry Gordy

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  • Berry Gordy Biography

    During the year of 1959, Berry Gordy, who was an African American songwriter, founded “Motown Records”. With a loan of close to $800 which came from his family. Gordy managed to create the company that later came to be known as “Motown Records Corporation”. Berry gave this name “Because Detroit had long been known as the “Motor City”. (Motown Music). Instead of city Berry used town and then combined the words, creating the perfect name for his new record label, Motown. Motown and is soul-based subsidiaries were the most important and if not the most successful supporters of what was known as “The Motown Sound”. This was a type of soul music which had a distinct part of the pop influence in it. Although Motown was not the first record label…

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  • History Of Motown Records

    Motown Records was created by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959. Motown made its impact on the music industry forever. Artists that we know as legends today such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 started in Motown. Together their music brought a community together. Motown started with just a man and 800 dollars loaned from his family. Berry Gordy was a dreamer, and also a teacher, producer, and entrepreneur.Gordy as an African American owner wanted to make a…

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  • Motown Music Research Paper

    How do you define a generation? Relate to a whole ethnicity? Or make everyone come together as one? The answer is with music. In 1959 a man named Berry Gordy made a small business in Detroit Michigan with a small loan from his family to start something amazing. This amazing thing was a recording studio by the name of motown records. Berry Gordy was the son of a Plantation owner and his female slave. They relocated to detroit because his father found a better job working for the automotive…

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  • Song Analysis: Smokey Robinson

    “Smokey” Robinson. After being turned away by Jackie Wilson’s manager, a dejected Smokey Robinson was heading back to his car and Berry Gordy stopped him and told him he liked the songs they were auditioning (Gordy 90-92, Posner23-25). After more conversation Berry discovered that Smokey had written over 100 songs and Berry ask to look and critique them, leading to a lifelong business and friendship between the two. This meeting would actually lead to the development of Motown Records, with…

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  • Berry Gordy: A Brief Biography

    Berry Gordy Biography Berry Gordy was born on November 28 , 1929. He is 87 years old. Early Life: Berry Gordy was born the seventh of eight children in a close knit,hardworking family. Unlike his siblings, Berry struggled in school. He loved music, but he got kicked out of his high school.After…

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  • Short Biography: Berry Gordy Jr.

    Berry Gordy Jr was born on 28 November 1929 in Detroit. After a period as a professional feather-weight in the late Forties, Gordy was then drafted for service in the Korean War in 1951. Discharged in 1953, he married 19-year-old Thelma Coleman. Then in 1959, at the age of 30, Berry Gordy Jr. started a company called Motown based off a eight-hundred dollar loan from his family. Little did Gordy know that his automobile assembly line based music label would be starting a revolution. He wanted to…

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  • Berry Gordy: Cultural Influences In The 1950s-1960's

    history their has been a cultural divide between class, race and social status within communities all over the world. Berry Gordy was a man of significant influence in the 20th Century who began to change some of the stereotypical opinions through the Country and eventually the world. The importance of people like him brings out some key factors of the entertainment era that changed history, slowly entering into a new phase. While the social and cultural impacts through the 1950s - 1960s were…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Blackberry Picking, By Seamus Heaney

    The poem “Blackberry Picking" is written by Seamus Heaney and carries the overall message of how to enjoy the evolution of life before it is corrupted by death. Seamus Heaney is trying to convey this message by describing the life cycle of berries. “At first, just one, a glossy purple clot among others, red, green, hard as a knot.” In this line, the author uses figurative language to ignite reader’s memories and senses of the beauty and excitement of youth. By rhyming “clot” and “knot” Heaney…

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  • Haida Gwaii Analysis

    sweet, juicy, and crunchy, while also being a source of vitamins and minerals (Turner & Turner, 2008). Additionally, Tollas recalled that the large leaves could be used for paper towel and toilet paper. The red huckleberry was also a multi-purpose shrub used by the Haida. According to Tollas, the ends of the new growth red huckleberry had medicinal properties as they were boiled and gargled for coughs and colds. The berries were often made into fruit leather, plus their juices were often used as…

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  • New Nordic Cuisine Manifeto Analysis

    In 2004, Chef Claus Meyer, and Chef Rene Redzepi opened a Danish restaurant named NOMA, in Copenhagen. The name NOMA is a contraction of the Danish words for “Nordic” and “Food”. NOMA is currently the most important restaurant in the world. Together Chef Rene Redzepi and Chef Claus Meyer popularized, and invented the idea of Nordic cuisine. They populated their menu with items such as wild berries, musk ox, and sauces made with beer rather than wine. NOMA’s success has empowered other…

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