Motown History

Motown Women Behind the Scenes: The Gordy Women

The first women to contribute to the work of Motown Records were those closest to Berry Gordy.  Berry’s mother, Bertha Gordy, was a passionate entrepreneur along with Mr. Gordy’s father.  The Gordy parents inspired Berry and his siblings to develop entrepreneurial skills of their own.  As a result, Berry Gordy’s four sisters all played pivotalcontinue reading…

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The Mothers of Motown: How Motherly Love Helped Build an Empire

As many people know, mothers are no stranger to sacrifice. In fact, they are the greatest symbol of unconditional love. This is especially true of the mothers of Motown legends. Today, we remember three “Motown Mothers” whose contributions helped build the empire of Motown Records and added to the world renowned Motown sound. The Mothercontinue reading…

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