The Motown Sound of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder

Written by on November 28, 2019

Happy birthday to Berry Gordy, born on 28th Nov 1929, founder of Motown Records. In 1957 Jackie Wilson recorded 'Reet Petite', a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer Billy Davis. Wilson recorded six more songs co-written by Gordy over the next two years, including 'Lonely Teardrops'. 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. Over the next decade, he signed such artists as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/lin…/50-motown-records-facts/

The Motown Sound of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder

1. Motown was originally founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959 and was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Gordy launched the label with an $800 loan


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