BERRY GORDY Began His Motown Empire 60 Years ago Today
Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from family this day in 1959 to begin what later became a musical empire. Called "The Music of Young America," MOTOWN was the little engine that could, churning out hits by Mary Wells, Barrett Strong, the Miracles, Marv Johnson, Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Isley Brothers, Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, the Jackson Five, Undisputed Truth, the Supremes and so many more. There were big celebrations in Detroit today to commemorate the anniversary. Below, see Berry Gordy and the Supremes on a long-forgotten episode of To Tell the Truth.