● Berry Gordy, Jr.:
Berry Gordy, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan November 28, 1929. After years of working at the automotive plants, he adopted their methods and found Motown Records in 1960. As music executive, record producer, and songwriter, Gordy has been responsible for tons of music and artists throughout the years, including Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Jackson 5 and more. In 1988, Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. Gordy’s legacy lives on and he continues to be honored for his efforts to this day.