Al Abrams

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Al Abrams

Grew up in Detroit and worked behind the scenes as a press officer for three record labels, including Motown. He was the first person hired by Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown, before the company officially existed. He promoted records to Detroit disc jockeys and went on to direct media relations at the label, working with artists including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles and the Supremes. He is credited with writing Bob Seger’s very first press release.

In 2009, Abrams co-wrote and starred in the musical “Memories of Motown” along with Motown song writer and record producer Mickey Stevenson.

(b. 1941 d. 2015: press agent)

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