Motown founder Berry Gordy is slated to receive the Pioneer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer. The man behind the Hitsville machine that produced the Jackson Five, Supremes, Stevie Wonder and a host of others, will be the first living person to receive the honor. The award honors those who have influenced generations of songwriters. Established by the hall of fame in 2012, the award was posthumously presented to Woody Guthrie last year. The award will be presented to Gordy on June 13th in New York City.
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