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Berry Gordy Jr Timeline


1929

Berry Gordy, Jr. was born.

1959

“Come to Me,” by Mary Johnson, is the debut release on the Tamla Iabel. Founded by Berry Gordy, Tamla is the first of several labels under the umbrella of his Motown Records Corporation.

1959

Berry Gordy moves all of Motown’s operations into a two-story house at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, which he christens “Hitsville.”

1968

The Jackson 5 audition at Motown’s Detroit headquarters for a number of label executives. Berry Gordy was not present, but he signed them after viewing the audition tape.

Berry Gordy Jr