Motown makes its mark in Hollywood.
The corner of Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue is officially named “Berry Gordy Square,” in honor of the Motown Records founder, entrepreneur, songwriter and producer Berry Gordy.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson was there to celebrate. Also present: Singer Thelma Houston and actress-dancer-director Debbie Allen, who won an Emmy for her choreography on the 1983 “Motown 25th Anniversary Special.”
The square is located near the former Motown Records’ West Coast office, after Berry Gordy left Detroit and picked up operations in Los Angeles to expand his vision into television and film.