Berry Gordy's successful Tamla/Motown group of labels was notable for being black-owned, unlike most of the earlier independent R labels. Notable artists under this label were The Supremes, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Jackson Five. Hits were made using a quasi-industrial production-line approach. Some considered the sound to be mechanistic but producers and songwriters such as;
Nov 28, 1929 Berry Gordy Jr. born in Detroit, MI, founded Motown Records, the most successful black owned music company in the history of the United States. Motown Records recorded some of the most successful songs and groups in R&B and beyond, like Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Gordy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.