11/28/2012 04:10 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2012

Motown Records Iconic Album Covers (PHOTOS)

Three years ago, music industry veteran Berry Gordy celebrated 50 years since he took out a $800 loan from his family to launch Motown Records in Detroit. Since its inception, the iconic label has birthed the careers of many legendary greats who have made their impact on music history.

In celebration of Gordy’s 83rd birthday, we gathered 15 memorable Motown album covers from the label’s heyday. With such a vast catalog to choose from we may have omitted a few, but let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

Iconic Motown Records Album Covers