Barrett Strong

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1985 (The 1986 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Money (That's What I Want) (1959)

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Will Barrett Strong be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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One Hit Wonder, not worthy.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 15:46pm


He's going to be inducted in the non-performers category with Norman Whitfield.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 16:14pm


Non-Performing Duos Nominees

Kal Mann and Dave Appell
Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy
Norman Whitfield and Barret Strong
Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy
Thom Bell and Linda Creed
Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 16:19pm


He is one heck of a writer One of the best Motown had..

I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by both Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips; "War" by Edwin Starr; "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by The Undisputed Truth; and the long line of "psychedelic soul" records by The Temptations, including "Cloud Nine", "I Can't Get Next to You", "Psychedelic Shack", "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", amongst others. Strong received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1973 for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone". Strong and Whitfield also co-wrote the ballad "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", a 1971 Billboard No. 1 that also marked the last Temptations single to feature charter members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams.

Posted by Happy on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 20:12pm


"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by both Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips; "War" by Edwin Starr; "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by The Undisputed Truth; and the long line of "psychedelic soul" records by The Temptations, including "Cloud Nine", "I Can't Get Next to You", "Psychedelic Shack", "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", amongst others. Strong received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1973 for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone". Strong and Whitfield also co-wrote the ballad "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", a 1971 Billboard No. 1 that also marked the last Temptations single to feature charter members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams."

Posted by Happy

Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield should have been inducted into the Hall already.

Also, Earl Van Dyke, Robert White, Bob Babbitt and the rest of The Funk Brothers. The only ones inducted so far are James Jamerson and Benny Benjamin.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 20:30pm


"One Hit Wonder, not worthy".

Posted by GFW

Do your homework. Read Wikipedia.

Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 21:08pm


One Hit Wonder, not worthy".

Posted by GFW

I think this 1 hit wonder myth on artist is a shame.. some times 1 hit is more then 100 hits....

Also most 1 hit wonders had /have many other great tunes they performed.. Many times, they only get 1 hit becauce of other reason other than talent..
Let us hope an pray Barrett Strong and many other talented artist get in..

Posted by Happy on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 21:36pm


I had no idea he was such a prolififc writer, i thought "Money" was all there was to him!

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 11:00am


"I had no idea he was such a prolififc writer, i thought "Money" was all there was to him!"

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 11:00am
Almost doesn't matter I stick to my other point
besides the fact I gave on his other hit tunes as a writer..

"think this 1 hit wonder myth on artist is a shame.. some times 1 hit is more then 100 hits....

Also most 1 hit wonders had /have many other great tunes they performed.. Many times, they only get 1 hit becauce of other reason other than talent..
Let us hope an pray Barrett Strong and many other talented artist get in.."

It is a true talent to change or make a big impac with just a 1 hit wonder..
GOD GIVEN,.,

Posted by Happy on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 11:50am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uXZeMWTBXQ

******BARRETT STRONG******

Singing " Oh I Apologize "
A 1960 regional hit single....written by Smokey and Berry Gordy...and vocally backed by the mighty MIRACLES.

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 13:20pm


****BARRETT STRONG****

From Wikipedia:

"In the mid 1960s, Strong became a Motown staff lyricist, teaming with producer Norman Whitfield. Together, Strong and Whitfield wrote some of the most successful and critically acclaimed soul songs ever to be released by Motown, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by both Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips; "War" by Edwin Starr; "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by The Undisputed Truth; and the long line of "psychedelic soul" records by The Temptations, including "Cloud Nine", "I Can't Get Next to You", "Psychedelic Shack", "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", amongst others. Strong received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1973 for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone". Strong and Whitfield also co-wrote the ballad "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", a 1971 Billboard No. 1 that also marked the last Temptations single to feature charter members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams".

Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 13:26pm


Money (That's What I Want)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 08.29.15 @ 23:06pm


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