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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 04:24 PM
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Motown executive and museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91
Source: WXYZ

Esther Gordy Edwards, Motown Museum founder and sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has died at the age of 91.

According to her family she died of natural causes surrounded by her family on Wednesday night.

Gordy Edwards was best known for preserving the original headquarters of Motown Records by creating the Motown Museum on the site of the former Hitsville USA. She was a Motown executive for nearly three decades.

She held a number of leadership positions at Motown Records including senior vice president, corporate secretary and director of Motown international operations. Gordy Edwards was vital in exposing international cultures to the Motown Sound.


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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 04:51 PM
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1. Stevie Wonder's comments are very moving
She believed in mewhen I was 14 years old and many other people didnt or could only see what they could at the time, she championed me being in Motown. I shared with her many of my songs first before anyone else. She was like another mother to me, she was an extension of that same kind of motherly love.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 06:39 PM
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2. Motown Records released some of the finest music I ever heard.
I still listen often. I grew up listening and I love that Motown sound to this day.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:41 PM
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3. wow in one week: Nick Ashford, Jerry Leiber, now a Motown exec n/t
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 02:22 PM
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4. Well, it comes in threes (nt)
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