Di S‘ Today’s Memory
Berry Gordy, Jr.’s birthday
Originally shared by Di S
Just sharing a bday for 11/28 and a song! Happy birthday Berry Gordy and since I love Smokey Robinson, I’ll share one of his! This one’s from 1967! Have a great Monday! 🙂
11/28/1929, Born on this day, Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. In 1957 Jackie Wilson recorded ‘Reet Petite’, a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer Billy Davis. Wilson recorded six more songs co-written by Gordy over the next two years, including ‘Lonely Teardrops’. Gordy reinvested the profits from his songwriting success into producing. In 1957, he discovered the Miracles (originally known as the Matadors) and began building a portfolio of successful artists. Over the next decade, he signed such artists as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5.