On this day in 1959, Berry Gordy founded Motown Record Company.


FILE - In this June 15, 1981 file photo, Smokey Robinson, left, is joined by Berry Gordy at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Motown record label founder Berry Gordy has been named on June 3, 2013, the 2013 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity. Gordy is scheduled to accept the award at a Nov. 19, 2013 black-tie gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/File)
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