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Barrett Strong
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Songwriter
    (February 5, 1941- )
    Born in West Point, Mississippi
    CDs include ‘Stronghold (1975)’ and ‘Stronghold II (2008)’
    Singles include ‘Money’ and ‘Rock It Easy’
    Co-authored (with Norman Whitfield) ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine,’ ‘War,’ ‘Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me’ and ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’
    1973 Grammy winner for Best R&B song (‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’)
    2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee
    While it was the first single on the Motown label to become a hit, he did not compose ‘Money.’
    As a ‘one-hit wonder,’ he never became a star in his own right.
    The capital from ‘Money’ laid the foundation for Berry Gordy Jr. to start Motown Records.
    He left Motown when it relocated from Detroit to Los Angeles.
    He was a key figure in the career of a singer known as the Detroit Diva.

Credit: Cool It All Right?


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
 
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