60 Motown Records Facts

Written by on November 28, 2021

Happy birthday to Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, born 28 Nov 1929. 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/liner-notes/50-motown-records-facts/

60 Motown Records Facts

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