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Statement on Passing of Dick Clark from Berry Gordy

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I’m saddened and devastated over the loss of my dear friend, Dick Clark.     We were friends for over 50 years.   My thoughts and go out to his family, especially his wonderful wife, Kari, who took such incredible care of him always.
Dick was always there for me and Motown, even before there was a Motown.   He was an , a and a major force in changing and ultimately influencing integration.   It happened first emotionally.   can do that.   He didn’t do it from a soap box, he just did it.   That’s who he was.   was a platform for  all  artists.   For me personally, he helped bring Motown into living rooms across America.
Dick did everything with class, style and .   He was a true gentleman. His groundbreaking achievements in music and ensure that his will live on forever.
Founder, Motown
April 18, 2012