Robert Louis Gordy, music executive and brother to Motown founder Berry Gordy, dies at 91

Robert Louis Gordy Sr., a recording artist, songwriter, and music executive, died at the age of 91.

According to a news release from Universal Music Enterprises, Robert, the youngest brother of Motown founder Berry Gordy, died Friday, October 21, of natural causes at his home in Marina del Rey, California.

Gordy died unexpectedly, according to Berry Gordy’s statement in the release.

Berry said: “He was absolutely the best lil’ brother anyone could ever hope for.

“His ability to succeed at whatever he attempted or that I threw his way amazed me over the years.  I will miss his love, his support and his loyalty.”

Robert Gordy Sr. was born July 15, 1931, and was the youngest of eight children born to Berry “Pop” Gordy Sr. and Bertha Gordy.

He started his music career under the pseudonym Bob Kayli, releasing a song in 1958 called “Everyone Was There,” written with Berry Gordy.

He contributed to various hits while at Motown, landed his first acting role as a drug pusher for the movie “Lady Sings The Blues” in 1972 and eventually took over Jobete Music Publishing, the release stated.

Despite not having a lot of experience in the publishing field, with the confidence and support of his brother Berry, he successfully ran the company for more than 20 years and moved it from being a holder of song copyrights into a profitable international publishing company.

Stay Connected , follow us on: Facebook: @creebhillsdotcom, Twitter: @creebhillsblog, Instagram: @creebhills, Pinterest: @creebhills Telegram: creebhills

To place an advert/sponsored post on our site, contact us via [email protected]

Previous article‘I Miss You Nnem, You Gave Everything So We Can Be Comfortable’ – Funnybone Marks Third Year Of Mother’s Death
Next articleThe only thing I can remember saying was ‘God I want to come out alive’ – Christabel Egbenya recalls scary labour room experience
I am an experienced blogger and content writer who is passionate about creating engaging and informative written materials. With over eight years of industry experience, I excel in crafting compelling content that captivates readers and adds value. My areas of expertise include news, politics, entertainment, sports, celebrity biographies, and trending topics in Nigeria and beyond. Let's connect via my social media pages below.