Norman Whitfield

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Birthday
12, 1940
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 16, 2008 (68)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1940
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 16, 2008 (68)

About

Writer and producer of Motown classics like "War" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." He helped create the Motown sound.

Before Fame

He moved to Detroit in his late teens and petitioned the burgeoning Motown label to give him a job.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

Family Life

He fathered four sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He wrote and produced songs for several legendary artists, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.

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