A Night of Motown
Motown is both a style of music and an American record company.
Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records, the most successful black owned music company in the history of the United States.Born in 1929 in Detroit, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records in 1959. The 1960s and '70s saw popular artists who Gordy developed - including the Supremes, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye - dominate the music scene. Changing tastes and a loss of focus led to Motown's decline, and Gordy sold the company in 1988. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that same year.