Norman Jesse Whitfield

Norman Jesse Whitfield

Birth
Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 16 Sep 2008 (aged 67)
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Columbarium of Eternal Promise, Niche 65806
Memorial ID 29892395 · View Source
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Songwriter, Producer. One of the guiding lights of Motown Records, he produced many of the biggest hits for artists Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Marvelettes, The Velvelettes and Rose Royce. From 1963 to 1974 he wrote nearly every song for The Temptations, including "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "You're My Everything", "I Can't Get Next to You", "Cloud Nine" and "Psychedelic Shack". He also wrote "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", "Pride and Joy", "Smiling Faces Sometimes", "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", "Just My Imagination", "War", "Car Wash and many more. In 2004, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cause of death, diabetes.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 18 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29892395
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Jesse Whitfield (12 May 1941–16 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29892395, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .