Happy Birthday Norman Whitfield (May 12)!

 

Happy Birthday to Norman Whitfield, the deceased Motown hitmaker, who brought an irresistible funk sound to artists like the Temptations, Rose Royce and the Undisputed Truth. He was born on May 12, 1940.

A native of Harlem, New York, Whitfield spent most of his teen years in local pool halls. In his late teens, he and his family moved to Detroit, Michigan so that his father could join his sister and work in her husband's chain of drug stores, Barthwell Drugs.

 

Happy Birthday to Norman Whitfield, the deceased Motown hitmaker, who brought an irresistible funk sound to artists like the Temptations, Rose Royce and the Undisputed Truth. He was born on May 12, 1940.

A native of Harlem, New York, Whitfield spent most of his teen years in local pool halls. In his late teens, he and his family moved to Detroit, Michigan so that his father could join his sister and work in her husband's chain of drug stores, Barthwell Drugs.

 

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