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Gordy, Berry, Jr.

(Encyclopedia) Gordy, Berry, Jr., 1929–, African-American music-industry executive, b. Detroit. After stints in the army and as a professional boxer, Gordy opened a Detroit record store and began to…

Dionne Warwick

Name at birth: Marie Dionne WarrickDionne Warwick was a pop and R&B music star of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly known for singing the songs of the composer-lyricist team of Burt Bacharach and…

rock music

(Encyclopedia) rock music, type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock Essentially hybrid in origin, rock…

1973 Grammy Awards

Roberta FlackArchive PhotosRecord of the Year“Killing Me Softly With His Song,” Roberta FlackAlbum of the YearInnervisions, Stevie Wonder (Tamla/Motown)Song of the Year“Killing Me Softly With…

1983 Radio & Records All-Time Charts

1983 Radio & Records All-Time ChartsAC“Never Gonna Let You Go” Sergio Mendes (A&M)“You Are” Lionel Richie (Motown)“It Might Be You” (theme from Tootsie) Stephen Bishop (Warner Bros.)“…

Vocal Group Hall of Fame

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was originally organized in 1998. It has a museum and theater in Sharon, Pa. and plans annexes in Las Vegas and Wildwood, N.J.Abba (2002) Alabama (2004) The…

2006 NAACP Image Awards

MOTION PICTURE Outstanding Motion Picture: The Pursuit of Happyness Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Keke Palmer, Akeelah and the Bee Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture:…

1991 Radio & Records All-Time Charts

1991 Radio & Records All-Time ChartsACBryan AdamsArchive Photos“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” Bryan Adams (A&M/Morgan Creek)“Coming Out of the Dark” Gloria Estefan (Epic)“Cry for…

Atlanta, Ga.

Mayor: Kasim Reed (to Jan. 2018)2010 census population (rank): 420,003 (40); Male: 208,968 (49.8%); Female: 211,035 (50.2%); White: 161,115 (38.4%); Black: 226,894 (54.0%); American Indian and Alaska…

Georgia

Capital: Atlanta State abbreviation/Postal code: Ga./GA Governor: Nathan Deal, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Casey Cagle, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Johnny Isakson, R (to Jan. 2023); David…