Music Mogul Berry Gordy Announces his Retirement at Age 89

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Founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, announced his retirement at age 89. 


Many of you know, Gordy is a record executive, producer, songwriter, as well as a film and television producer. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label.


During an 60th anniversary event for Motown Records, Gordy shared the news. “I have come full circle,” he said onstage. “It is only appropriate (to announce this) while here in Detroit, the city where my fairy tale happened with all of you.”


Gordy has been in the music industry for over 6 decades. In 1998 Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is responsible for some f the biggest acts in music, including The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Stevie Wonder.


His music legacy has inspired generations of emerging artist and record labels.


Thank you for your contribution to the culture, Mr. Gordy.