DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — Barry Gordy — the Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson — has announced his retirement.
It’s reported the Detroit native said he had “come full circle” at a 60th anniversary event for Motown Records on Sunday.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
He also said he has “dreamed about it, talked about it, threatened it” for years.
Gordy, 89, built Motown Records into a hit-making music, film and television empire that shattered racial barriers and introduced the world at large to the sounds of R&B, soul and funk.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
He sold the record label in 1988, but remained active, developing a musical and staying involved with the Motown Museum’s $50 million expansion campaign.
Director Lee Daniels also presented Gordy with the Motown Legacy honor.MORE NEWS: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
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