New York: Warner Books, 1994. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Numerous textual photographs. New York: Warner Books, 1994. First edition. As founder and president of Motown Records, Gordy (b.1929) launched and developed the careers of many of the most talented pop musicians of our day, including Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. He here recounts how, in 1959 with a $800 loan from his family, he started the label he ultimately expanded into an entertainment empire, despite the racial prejudices he and his staff encountered. Inscribed by Gordy on the front flyleaf. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (Inventory #: 64300)
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