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Songwriters Hall of Fame to honor Berry Gordy

  • FILE - This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York.  Gordy is getting an honor at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday, March 12, 2013,  that the Motown founder will receive the pioneer award at their 44th annual induction ceremony June 13 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    FILE - This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York. Gordy is getting an honor at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday, March 12, 2013, that the Motown founder will receive the pioneer award at their 44th annual induction ceremony June 13 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Purchase photo reprints »

  • FILE - This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York.  Gordy is getting an honor at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday, March 12, 2013,  that the Motown founder will receive the pioneer award at their 44th annual induction ceremony June 13 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    FILE - This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York. Gordy is getting an honor at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday, March 12, 2013, that the Motown founder will receive the pioneer award at their 44th annual induction ceremony June 13 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Purchase photo reprints »

  • This photo provided by the King County sheriff’s office shows Michael "Chad" Boysen. King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says 26-year-old Boysen was released Friday, March 8, 2013, after serving nine months on a burglary conviction. Now, Boysen is accused of killing his grandparents in Renton, Wash., since he was released. (AP Photo/King County Sheriff’s Office, Cindi L. West)

    This photo provided by the King County sheriff’s office shows Michael "Chad" Boysen. King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says 26-year-old Boysen was released Friday, March 8, 2013, after serving nine months on a burglary conviction. Now, Boysen is accused of killing his grandparents in Renton, Wash., since he was released. (AP Photo/King County Sheriff’s Office, Cindi L. West) Purchase photo reprints »

  • FILE - This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York.  Gordy is getting an honor at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday, March 12, 2013,  that the Motown founder will receive the pioneer award at their 44th annual induction ceremony June 13 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
  • FILE - This March 5, 2013 photo shows Berry Gordy posing for a portrait in Times Square in New York.  Gordy is getting an honor at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday, March 12, 2013,  that the Motown founder will receive the pioneer award at their 44th annual induction ceremony June 13 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
  • This photo provided by the King County sheriff’s office shows Michael "Chad" Boysen. King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says 26-year-old Boysen was released Friday, March 8, 2013, after serving nine months on a burglary conviction. Now, Boysen is accused of killing his grandparents in Renton, Wash., since he was released. (AP Photo/King County Sheriff’s Office, Cindi L. West)

The organization announced Tuesday that the Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at its 44th annual induction ceremony on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

The award was established last year to honor people who have “been a major influence on generations of songwriters.” It was presented posthumously to Woody Guthrie.

As the head of Motown, Gordy helped establish careers and hits for Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five. A Broadway musical about Gordy’s life, “Motown: The Musical,” debuted this week.

Previously announced inductees include JD Souther, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.

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