Motown founder Berry Gordy is celebrating his 89th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed producers of his generation.
Popular producer-musician Berry Gordy has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 89th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Gordy, a cultural icon
Born in Detroit on November 28, 1929, Berry Gordy's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Gordy's not just a great producer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Berry hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Berry Gordy as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 89.
Happy Birthday, Berry, you're the best!
Berry Gordy career in pictures
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