1. Paul McCartney Restores Motown Piano, Will Play It at Fundraiser

    August 30, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., will tickle the ivories to raise money for the Motown Museum next month in New York City. The two will be guests of honor at a $10,000-per-person fundraiser on Sept. 18 at Steinway Hall in New York ...

  2. Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Pay Tribute at Esther Gordy Edwards' Funeral

    August 31, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. drew knowing laughs at the funeral for his sister -- former label executive and Motown Historical Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards, who died Aug. 24 at the age of 91 , after a long illness -- when he ackn ...

  3. Long Live the Queen: Aretha Franklin Thrills in Live Return

    August 26, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eight months after rumors spread that the Queen was dying, Aretha Franklin -- the Queen of Soul -- proved to a hometown crowd that she's very much alive and well. The 69-year-old Franklin was in robust voice and ebullient good humor throughout ...

  4. Remembering 'Motown's Mother:' Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of LMFAO, Others on Esther Gordy Edwards

    August 26, 2011 8:50 AM EDT News of Esther Gordy Edwards' death on Wednesday night quickly spread throughout the Motown family. Several of the label's artists and others associated with the company's famed history shared their memories and thoughts about " ...

  5. Esther Edwards Gordy, 'The Mother of Motown,' Dead at 91

    August 25, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Esther Edwards Gordy (right) circa 1967 with Smokey Robinson at the Motown offices (Photo: Getty Images) Esther Edwards Gordy was known by many as the "Mother of Motown," a longtime company executive who served in a variety of capacities ...

  6. Esther Gordy Edwards, Motown Exec and Museum Founder, Dies

    August 25, 2011 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Esther Gordy Edwards, who founded the Motown Museum to preserve the legacy of the iconic record label her brother Berry founded, has died at age 91. According to her family, Gordy Edwards died of natural causes. Berry Gordy, in a statement released ...

  7. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Temptations To Celebrate Motown's 50th In Detroit

    November 06, 2009 10:58 AM EST 0 0 0 S tevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , the Temptations and others will be on hand later this month to celebrate Motown's 50th anniversary back home in Detroit. The two-night affair on Nov. 20-21, titled "Live It Again!," will benefit the ...