Diana ross dating berry gordy

Motown founder Berry Gordy revealed recently in a television interview that he never asked superstar Diana Ross to marry him early in her career because "she had to have that stardom" and he didn't want their relationship to interfere with that.Gordy, in a recent interview with Barbara Walters on ABC-TV's "20/20", admitted he loved the young starlet who came to prominence as lead vocalist with the Supremes with such hits as Baby Love, Come See About Me and Back In My Arms Again.Gordy, 86, nicknamed Mr Motown after founding the Detroit label in 1960, told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that developing Ross’s career with The Supremes was one of his greatest achievements.

Gordy reinvested the profits from his songwriting success into producing.

She left the group in 1970 and skyrocketed to solo success with a string of chart-toppers including, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Reach Out and Touch, The Boss, Upside Down and I'm Coming Out."Diana and I are the same kind of people," Gordy began, adding, "She wanted what I wanted.

And we saw it up there, we set out to get it and we vowed never to let our personal relationship affect it."Gordy continued, "I loved her but wasn't selfish enough to want to marry her and take her out of what I knew she had to have.

As well as producing 110 top 10 hits from 1961 to 1971, Motown also released three of Martin Luther King’s speeches as the most powerful African-American record label in the business.

The company proved somewhat controversial during Detroit’s 1967 race riots because it employed white people in the sales department.

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