Berry Gordy Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

24th March 2015

Quote: "He was really getting involved and he was texting me... and he was like... 'So what you got for this week?' So I sent him a video and he said, 'I love it, but it needs more magic...' Then, he saw my performance but he didn't know that I got voted off. He was like, 'That was excellent, I guess you are smarter than me 'cause that was magical!.' I didn't have the heart to tell him right there, 'I'm off the show!'" LMFAO rapper Redfoo couldn't break the news of his DANCING WITH THE STARS dismissal from his music mogul father Berry Gordy. The hip-hop star became the first celebrity to be booted off the U.S. reality show on Monday night (23Mar15).

1st August 2011

Quote: "Smokey (Robinson) would be singing at Thanksgiving. That was normal. We weren't starstruck by the Motown family. Maybe Michael Jackson." LMFAO frontman Redfoo, the son of music mogul Berry Gordy, grew up around superstars.

11th January 2011

Fact: 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). The singer died on 27 December (10) of natural causes.

4th August 2009

Quote: "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 for Motown founder Berry Gordy's son Rockwell.

28th May 2009

Fact: 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).

3rd May 2009

Fact: 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 of only two surviving copies of the single after Motown boss Berry Gordy destroyed the rest when Wilson quit performing.

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