Although I was a child during the height of the most popular acts of Motown, I have always been a dedicated fan. How could a young Black girl growing up in North Carolina not gleam with pride as she viewed three beautiful black women in shiny long gowns singing on The Ed Sullivan Show? Every little girl in my elementary class wanted to be Diana Ross, the lead singer of the Supremes.
I am extremely excited that the Motown Story will finally come to Broadway. As an entrepreneur, I have often spoken about how Mr. Gordy was one of my mentors, although I have never met him. However, his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, should be listed among the great business books to read. The story is inspiring and empowering.
Mr. Gordy’s story of building a musical empire is a prime…
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