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    Berry Gordy Biography

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    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

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    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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    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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    “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 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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    In this week’s module, we learned about Motown Records and its founder Barry Gordy. I believe that Gordy’s vision during Motown’s early years was the driving force behind its phenomenal success. The time he spent working at the Ford assembly plant influenced his vision. He watched sheet metal transform into automobiles on the assembly line. He applied this concept to the artists that Motown signed. He gave them the tools that they needed to be world-class artists, accepted by the white…

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    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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    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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    African Americans in the Music Industry As the founder of Motown records, Berry Gordy created change in society and music through the sound of Motown. Berry Gordy opened up Motown records and at the time African Americans had very little opportunity in the music business. The Motown record label released many songs that supported the civil rights movement, and made African Americans proud of their heritage. He also collaborated with many of his signees to create new groundbreaking music. Though…

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    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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