Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades. In 1998 Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades. As a songwriter he composed or co-composed a number of hits including Lonely Teardrops, Shop Around and Do You Love Me, all of which topped the US R&B charts. As part of The Corporation he wrote a number of hit songs for The Jackson 5, including I Want You Back and ABC. As a record producer he launched the Miracles and signed acts like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Stevie Wonder. He was known for carefully controlling the public image, dress, manners and choreography of his acts. In 1998 Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (en)
dbo:activeYearsStartYear
  • 1957-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:alias
  • Berry Gordy Jr. (en)
dbo:associatedBand
dbo:associatedMusicalArtist
dbo:background
  • non_performing_personnel
dbo:birthDate
  • 1929-11-28 (xsd:date)
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:genre
dbo:recordLabel
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2019-06-24 21:05:20Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 277731 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 25068 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2019-06-24 19:55:16Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 184 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 903287300 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label and its subsidiaries, which was the highest-earning African-American business for decades. In 1998 Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Berry Gordy (en)
owl:sameAs
foaf:depiction
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:givenName
  • Berry Gordy III (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Berry Gordy (en)
is dbo:associatedBand of
is dbo:associatedMusicalArtist of
is dbo:foundedBy of
is dbo:owner of
is dbo:parent of
is dbo:producer of
is dbo:relative of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbo:writer of
is dbp:producer of
is dbp:writer of
is foaf:primaryTopic of