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Sylvia Moy, Motown pioneer and Stevie Wonder collaborator, dies at 78

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Songwriter and producer Sylvia Moy, who helped spark Stevie Wonder’s career while breaking barriers for women at Motown Records, died Saturday night at Oakwood Hospital. She was 78.

Moy, a Detroit native, gave Wonder his second Top 10 hit with 1965’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright),” helping convince Motown chief Berry Gordy Jr. to award her the role of producer — the first woman to land that position at Hitsville.

With collaborator Hank Cosby, she went on to co-write other key Wonder hits — including “I Was Made to Love Her” (1967) and “My Cherie Amour” (1969) — along with the Isley Brothers’ “This Old Heart of Mine” and the Marvin Gaye-Kim Weston duet “It Takes Two.”

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006, Moy spent her later years mentoring Detroit music students and ......


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