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Berry Gordy Jr. Turns 83

Motown founder and recording executive Berry Gordy Jr. turns 83 years old on Wednesday. Gordy was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929 and held several jobs before establishing himself as a songwriter and producer. In 1959, Gordy created Motown Records and bought house at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, which was called "Hitsville USA." Hundreds of hit singles and legendary artists would emerge from Motown, including the Miracles, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, and Martha and the Vandellas. Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Photos courtesy of AP, Getty Images and the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

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