Herman Griffin

Herman Griffin

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An acrobatic performer/recording artist who deserves a footnote for two occurrences. In 1958, he recorded the first tune ever published under Berry Gordy's Jobete Publishing company, "I Need You," on HOB Records. Gordy caught Herman's act at a club, liked his acrobatics, and vowed to record him. Jobete represented the first two letters of Berry's kids names: Joy, Berry, and Terry; HOB was an acronym for the House of Beauty, a hair emporium that Berry's future wife Raynoma Liles ... Read more

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