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Fascinating Fact 10620

11th January 2011

STEVIE WONDER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, QUEEN LATIFAH, and Motown founder BERRY GORDY were among those who gathered to honour singer TEENA MARIE at a private memorial service at California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Monday (10Jan11)....

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Gordy 'Horrified' By Teena Marie's Death

28th December 2010

TEENA MARIE's mentor BERRY GORDY has spoken of his grief following the singer's sudden death over the holiday weekend (25-26Dec10) - insisting he is "horrified" by the tragedy.The soul legend, who signed to Gordy's Motown...

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Jackson Used To Use Gordy's Name As Hotel Alias

6th August 2010

JERMAINE JACKSON was once pestered by hotel staff when he checked into a room using Motown founder BERRY GORDY's name - because the employees were desperate to land a record deal.The Jackson Five star always...

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Fela!'S Jones Wants Gordy Musical

14th June 2010

Tony Award-winning FELA! choreographer BILL T. JONES is working on bringing Motown mogul BERRY GORDY's life story to the stage in a new musical.Jones reveals he's in talks for four new projects, including stage adaptations...

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Gordy Honoured At Motown 50th Anniversary

22nd November 2009

MOTOWN founder BERRY GORDY was presented with a birthday cake and a key to the city of Detroit, Michigan at the iconic record label's 50th anniversary party on Saturday (21Nov09).Gordy was the guest of honour...

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Michael Jackson Body In Freezer

17th August 2009

Michael Jackson's body has been moved to a "secret freezer".The singer's mother Katherine has ordered his embalmed remains be taken somewhere she can "visit him privately".Before it was relocated, the body had been temporarily interred...

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Gordy Will Pen Intro To Jackson's Re-issued Moonwalk

15th August 2009

Motown founder BERRY GORDY has been revealed as the "mystery friend" who will write a new introduction for MICHAEL JACKSON's 20-year-old memoir Moonwalk, which will be reissued in October (09).As WENN previously reported, publishers at...

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Michael Jackson 'Buried'

10th August 2009

Michael Jackson was reportedly buried in a private funeral last Thursday (06.08.09).Less than a dozen people attended the low-key ceremony at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery, where the singer was allegedly interred in Motown records founder...

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The Things They Say 13049

4th August 2009

"At the beginning of my career, I had to explain to people that Somebody's Watching Me is not my song. That song came out in '84, when I was 11." MAXWELL used to be mistaken...

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Michael Jackson's Body Moved From Tomb

14th July 2009

Michael Jackson's body has been moved amid fears fans would break into the crypt where it was stored. The late 'Thriller' star's coffin was taken to a private tomb belonging to Motown records founder Berry...

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Jackson's Body Stored In Motown Boss' Crypt - Reports

10th July 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON has been temporarily laid to rest in a crypt owned by Motown record label founder BERRY GORDY until the entertainer's family agrees on a final burial place, according to U.S. reports.The King of...

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Michael Jackson: The World Says Goodbye

8th July 2009

Michael Jackson's daughter joined his loved ones in paying tribute to the late star as the world bid its final farewell to the 'King of Pop'.Paris, 11, was surrounded by the singer's siblings on stage...

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Gordy Brings Mourners To Their Feet With Jackson Tribute

7th July 2009

Motown boss BERRY GORDY brought laughter to MICHAEL JACKSON's memorial in Los Angeles by recalling his first meeting with the future King of Pop.The music mogul took the stage at the Staples Center on Tuesday...

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Gordy Brings Mourners To Their Feet With Jackson Tribute

7th July 2009

Motown boss BERRY GORDY brought laughter to MICHAEL JACKSON's memorial in Los Angeles by recalling his first meeting with the future King of Pop.The music mogul took the stage at the Staples Center to remember...

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Motown Legends Remember Jackson

30th June 2009

Motown founder BERRY GORDY fought back tears as he paid tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Friday (26Jun09), calling the King...

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Fascinating Fact 7432

28th May 2009

Musicians BERRY GORDY and JAMES TAYLOR will be inducted in to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York City on 18 June (09).

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Fascinating Fact 7278

3rd May 2009

A rare Motown record has become the world's most expensive disc - going under the hammer for $25,742 (£17,800). The seven-inch vinyl record of FRANK WILSON's DO I LOVE YOU (INDEED I DO) was one...

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Gordy To Receive Icon Award

15th January 2008

Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY is to be honoured for his contribution to American music at an exclusive post-Grammy Awards event in Los Angeles. The Grammy Salute To Industry Icons reception will be held on...

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Gordy To Receive Icon Award

15th January 2008

Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY is to be honoured for his contribution to American music at an exclusive post-Grammy Awards event in Los Angeles. The Grammy Salute To Industry Icons reception will be held on...

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Gordy To Receive Icon Award

15th January 2008

Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY is to be honoured for his contribution to American music at an exclusive post-Grammy Awards event in Los Angeles. The Grammy Salute To Industry Icons reception will be held on...

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Gordy To Receive Icon Award

15th January 2008

Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY is to be honoured for his contribution to American music at an exclusive post-Grammy Awards event in Los Angeles. The Grammy Salute To Industry Icons reception will be held on...

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Motown Receives Apology From Dreamgirls Filmmakers

22nd February 2007

Legendary record label Motown has received a public apology from the makers of Academy Award nominated musical DREAMGIRLS, in two advertisements which stress the film is "fictional". Movie studio DreamWorks placed the full-page ads in...

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Bandleader Joe Hunter Dies

4th February 2007

Motown bandleader JOE HUNTER was found dead in his Detroit, Michigan apartment on Friday (02FEB07). He was 79. Hunter's son JOE HUNTER JR told The Detroit News the cause of his father's death is not...

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Foxx Based Dreamgirls Character Real-life Execs

25th January 2007

Singer/actor JAMIE FOXX didn't need to carry out much research to play the manipulative music boss in DREAMGIRLS - he based his performance on real-life record company executives he knows. Foxx admits his run-ins with...

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Gordy's Motown Musical Set To Debut

18th April 2006

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, a Motown musical created by the soul label's founder BERRY GORDY, will have its world premiere in Los Angeles next summer (07). The musical will feature 30 Motown tunes and...

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Checker, Redding And Gordy Set For Top R+b Honours

12th April 2006

CHUBBY CHECKER, the late OTIS REDDING and Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY will be among those honoured at the 14th annual R+B Foundation Pioneer Awards Ceremony in June (06). Soul group THE DELFONICS will also...

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Old Motown Records Building Destroyed

26th January 2006

The old Motown Records building in Detroit, Michigan has been demolished to pave the way for a American football stadium car park. Crowds of people watched documents fly around as the 10-storey building, which...

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Diana Ross Dating Voight?

14th November 2005

ANGELINA JOLIE's estranged father JON VOIGHT has reportedly found love with soul diva DIANA ROSS after the odd couple were introduced by Motown founder BERRY GORDY. The couple arrived together hand in hand at...

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Smokey Sells Up His Dream Home

24th October 2005

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is giving one rich fan the chance to live just like him - by selling off his Chatsworth, California, home complete with furnishings. The TEARS OF A CLOWN singer and...

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Jermaine To Divorce

23rd November 2004

MICHAEL JACKSON's brother JERMAINE has filed for divorce from his wife of nine years in a Los Angeles court. The former JACKSON 5 member is citing irreconcilable differences for his split with wife ALEJANDRA...

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