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  • 1. Berry Gordy Jr.
  • 2. Born
  • 3. Early years • Berry Gordy Jr. was born in Detroit. Berry Gordon 11 was drown to Detroit for job offers. Berry gordy Jr.’ brothers were black black citizens of Detroit. Berry Gordy Jr. dropped out of school in eleventh grade to be a professional boxer. His career followed until 1050 when he was drafted by the united states army for Korean war. He developed interest in music after he married Thelma Coleman.
  • 4. Impact on society • He was well known as Berry Gordy Jr. Berry Gordy, Jr., established Motown Records as one of the most important independent labels in the early '60s. Assembling an industrious staff of songwriters, producers, and musicians, Motown Records built one of the most impressive rosters of artist in the history of pop music and became the largest and most successful independent record company in the United State by 1964. Berry gordy Jr. name changed music in the world.
  • 5. Why he inspires me • I think the most interesting thing about Berry gordy Jr. is that he is named after his dad. Berry Gordy Jr. is inspiring to me and others because he writes and sings music.
  • 6. 5 Facts • He brought black music into millions of white American homes. • He helped black artists and their culture gain acceptance. • Berry Gordy Jr. opened the door for a multitude of successful black record executives and producers. • He Borrowed $800 to start Tamla Motown Records. • Setting up a publishing company, Gordy met a young singer named William “Smokey” Robinson, who fronted a group called the Miracles.
  • 7. 5 more facts • At Gordy’s insistence, Motown’s men and women of soul attended in-house finishing school. • Berry Gordy Jr. was the seventh of eight children. • He realizing the tough life of a boxer compared to the classier life of a musician, he devoted all his energies to songwriting. • He had an wife and three children. • Gordy worked for his father for a short period and then on an assembly line at the Ford Motor Company.