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Barrett Strong

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The Resume

    (February 5, 1941-January 29, 2023)
    Born in West Point, Mississippi
    CDs include ‘Stronghold (1975)’ and ‘Stronghold II (2008)’
    Singles include ‘Money’ and ‘Rock It Easy’
    Co-authored (with Norman Whitfield) ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine,’ ‘War,’ ‘Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me’ and ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’
    1973 Grammy winner for Best R&B song (‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’)
    2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee

Why he might be annoying:

    While it was the first single on the Motown label to become a hit, he did not compose ‘Money.’
    As a ‘one-hit wonder,’ he never became a star in his own right.

Why he might not be annoying:

    The capital from ‘Money’ laid the foundation for Berry Gordy Jr. to start Motown Records.
    He left Motown when it relocated from Detroit to Los Angeles.
    He was a key figure in the career of a singer known as the Detroit Diva.

Credit: Cool It All Right?

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 59 Votes: 50.85% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 21 Votes: 19.05% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 24 Votes: 8.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying