Barrett Strong

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Birthday
5, 1941
Birthplace
West Point, MS
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
West Point, MS

About

Lyricist known for writing "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and numerous other Motown hits.

Before Fame

He played the piano as a teenager. He recorded the first Motown hit, "Money (That's What I Want)," in 1960.

Trivia

He wrote most of The Temptations' repertoire.

Family Life

He grew up with older sisters.

Associated With

He had a long and productive relationship with Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown.