The HistoryMakers

An Evening With Berry Gordy

01/01/2012 | 56m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

While working on an assembly line at Ford Motor Company, Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his father to form Motown Records. In 1960, Motown released the song “Shop Around” written by Gordy’s longtime friend Smokey Robinson. The song sold more than a million copies and helped to launch the most influential era in the history of popular music.

Aired: 01/01/12

Expires: 01/30/24

Rating: TV-G

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