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Anna Gordy Gaye dies at 92; Motown Records figure
Anna Gordy Gaye dies at 92; Motown Records figure

Anna Gordy Gaye, the sister of the founder of Motown Records and ex-wife of musical great Marvin Gaye, with whom she wrote a number of hit songs, died of natural causes Friday at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 92. Gordy Gaye was an older sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who named a label subsidiary after her. It was for the subsidiary, Anna Records, that Marvin Gaye recorded his early work. She co-wrote a number of popular songs with Gaye, including "Baby I'm For Real," which was No. 1 for five weeks in 1969, and "The Bells," which reached No. 4, both for the R&B group the Originals. Other songs she wrote with Gaye were recorded by the Supremes, Mary Wells, the...

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