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Berry Gordy —
born on November 28, 1929,
Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries... (wikipedia)
I've discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common - a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience.
Motown was about music for all people - white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.
Whenever I came up against presidents of other companies, I was always smarter, because I was from the streets.
I'm a songwriter, that's what I love.
I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn't know they had.