1959

1959

hitsville

Gordy receives a royalty check for only $3.19; decides to start his own company with the help of an $800 loan from the family co-op.

Gordy buys a building at 2648 West Grand Boulevard and calls it Hitsville, “a place where a kid off the street could walk in one door an unknown and go out another a star,” a concept he received from working on the assembly line, watching a bare metal frame come in one end and roll off the other end as a brand-spanking new car.

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