RIP – ESTHER GORDY


EXPIRED: 08/24/11 – Esther Gordy, 91, loaned her brother, Berry, $800 to start the Motown record label during in 1959. Often described as “the pillar of Motown”, she took an active role in management and booking tours, and acted as “mom” to some of the label’s younger acts. After Motown shut down she created a museum in the label’s Detroit studio, called Hitsville USA.

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