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ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards held in Beverly Hills, California
Berry Gordy, producer, and founder of the Motown record label, is seen at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Berry Gordy, Jr. (born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.

Berry Gordy, Jr. (born in Detroit, Michigan) was the seventh of eight children born to the middle class family of Berry Gordy II (a.k.a. Berry Gordy, Sr.) and Bertha Fuller Gordy (1887-1981), who had relocated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922. Gordy was brought up in a tight-knit family with strong morals. Berry Gordy II (1888–1978) was the son of Berry Gordy I and a woman named Lucy. Berry Gordy I was the son of James Thomas Gordy, a white farmer, and a female slave in Georgia.

Berry Gordy II was lured to Detroit by the many job opportunities for blacks offered by booming automotive businesses.

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