This special event will celebrate Barrett's legendary music & hit after hit songwriting. The all-star artists have chosen their favorite song to delight the audience. The night would not be complete without the legend himself being there. Mr. Strong will answer questions in a "behind the music format" and discuss the events that created the sound you know as Motown. This is a unique music event that sells out every time and peaks the interest of fans young and old.
More on Barrett Strong:
Writing songs since a very young age, Barrett Strong was introduced to Berry Gordy by family friend Jackie Wilson and began his work in the music business at the tender age of fifteen. His first big hit with the Motown label was 'Money,' which he sang himself and was covered by The Beatles. Strong then teamed up with another Motown legend, Norman Whitfield and the two became a dynamic songwriting and production duo that helped tailor songs to fit the unique talents of Motown greats including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jerry Butler, The Dells, Chubby Checker, and many more. The timeless magic of Strong & Whitfield is still heard today in songs such as "Papa Was A Rolling Stone, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I Wish It Would Rain, Cloud Nine, Just My Imagination, and Smiling Faces" to name a few of their smash hits. Barrett Strong continues to write, record and produce music in Detroit his musical hometown!
"A Tribute to Barrett Strong"
August 28th, 2011 (Doors 6pm)
BB Kings Main Stage
152 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201-1902
BB Kings Nashville:
Please no Video Cameras. For press, access and interviews please contact Nashville Blues Society.
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