Berry Gordy, Motown Records Founder, Honored By 'Ebony' Magazine
Berry Gordy, the Motown founder and longtime music producer, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Ebony magazine's annual “Power 100” event in New York City on Monday evening. Over the years, Gordy has been responsible for launching a number of incredibly successful and enduring acts, which nostalgia website DoYouRemember listed off to celebrate the legendary man of music.
One of Gordy’s early success stories was the Diana Ross-led The Supremes.
The 83-year-old icon also had a hand in turning The Jackson 5 into superstars.
Once singed to Gordy’s Motown Records, The Temptations became wildly influential to R&B music with hits like “My Girl”
Stevie Wonder stuck with Motown after its 1960s and 1970s heyday.
Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded “If I Were Your Woman” on Motown Records
In attendance at the “Power 100” gala at Lincoln center to witness Gordy receive his honor were director Lee Daniels, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, the Rev. Al Sharpton, celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and the remaining members of The Jacksons.
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