Lyricist known for writing "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and numerous other Motown hits.
He played the piano as a teenager. He recorded the first Motown hit, "Money (That's What I Want)," in 1960.
He wrote most of The Temptations' repertoire.
He grew up with older sisters.
He had a long and productive relationship with Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown.