Latest Berry Gordy News

Gordy, Robinson honored at reunion of Motown stars

Feb. 04, 2023 16:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Temptations, the Isley Brothers and the Four Tops turned back time, singing and dancing as if in their prime at a reunion of Motown stars. The occasion was to honor Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson for their musical...

Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for ‘Money,’ dies at 81

Jan. 29, 2023 21:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Barrett Strong, one of Motown’s founding artists and most gifted songwriters who sang lead on the company’s breakthrough single “Money (That’s What I Want)” and later collaborated with Norman Whitfield on such classics as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “War”...

Smokey Robinson, 'King of Motown,' to release new solo album

Jan. 27, 2023 09:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been nearly a decade since Smokey Robinson's last album, but new music from the King of Motown is on the horizon. Robinson will release the nine-track album “Gasms” on April 28, the music legend behind hits like “My Girl” and “The Way You Do the...

Legend, Carlile, Crow to perform at MusiCares tribute event

Jan. 19, 2023 15:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow and Lionel Richie will be among those performing in tribute to Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson when both are honored as the 2023 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy. The academy announced the lineup...

Today in History: JAN 12, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown

Jan. 12, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2023. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. On this...

Today in History: November 28, deadly Cocoanut Grove fire

Nov. 28, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2022. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, 1942, fire engulfed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing 492 people in the deadliest nightclub...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Nov. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3: Nov. 27: Director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) is 71. TV personality Bill Nye (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) is 67. Actor William Fichtner (“Mom,” “Invasion”) is 66. Guitarist Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds is...