Listen: MOTOWN's Berry Gordy Appears on WCBS-FM to Celebrate The Beatles
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL creator and legendary Motown record label founder Berry Gordy appeared live on 101.1 WCBS-FM to celebrate the station's 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles's iconic Ed Sullivan Show performance.
As host Dan Taylor broadcasts from the Plaza Hotel, which housed the Fab Four on their trip to New York for a now-legendary Ed Sullivan appearance, Gordy shared personal anecdotes from Motown's music industry revolution in 1964, revealed what he thought when the Beatles popularized Motown-penned tunes like "Please Mr. Postman," "Money," and "You Really Got A Hold On Me," and discussed why creating Motown the Musical is one of his most treasured memories.
Listen to the complete segment HERE.
Fifty years after Motown revolutionized the music industry with its "Sound of Young America" and countless 1964 Billboard hits by Mary Wells, The Supremes and others, the smash Broadway hit Motown the Musical is proud to sponsor CBS News Live Experiences launch of 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES, a live, interactive multimedia event marking the 50th anniversary of the band's first American television appearance on CBS's "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Hosted by CBS News Senior Business Correspondent and Anchor of CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY Anthony Mason, 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES took place Sunday, February 9 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, 50 years to the day of the historic telecast and in the legendary theater where it happened. The program was also live streamed on CBSNews.com and CBSNewYork.com/50yearslater.
About CBS Live Experiences: CBS Live Experiences, the newest division of CBS Corporation, brings CBS's popular programming and iconic content and brands to life through local, immersive experiences for audiences across the country. The events will draw on the strong assets of the CBS Corporation, including CBS News, CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Sports and CBS Interactive to create unforgettable, exciting, moving experiences for attendees, leading to a stronger connection between CBS audiences and its vast content.
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About Motown the Musical: Motown the Musical, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, began performances March 11, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and opened April 14, 2013.
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music...and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL plays Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm; Dark Monday. Tickets prices range from $72.00 - $167.00 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Limited $49 orchestra seats are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in January and February only.
For more about the show, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com or follow on Twitter: @MotownMusical.