Conclave BMI Legends Luncheon Gets Strong!
July 7, 2006 at 2:46 PM (PT)
SONGWRITING HALL OF FAME member BARRETT STRONG will be honored as this year's 2006 BMI LEGEND at the BMI LEGENDS LUNCHEON. STRONG will perform his hits and share the stories behind them, as well as stories from the history of MOTOWN RECORDS.
BARRETT STRONG was among the first artists signed to MOTOWN, and had the label's first hit, "Money (That's What I Want)" – a song later covered by THE BEATLES and ROLLING STONES, among others. STRONG became a MOTOWN staff lyricist, teaming with producer NORMAN WHITFIELD. Together, they wrote such classics as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "War," "Smiling Faces Sometimes," "I Can't Get Next to You," "Psychedelic Shack," "Ball of Confusion" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,” for which STRONG received a 1973 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
The BMI LEGENDS LUNCHEON will be held on FRIDAY, JULY 14th during CONCLAVE 2006: FUTURE TENSE at the MARRIOTT CITY CENTRE in MINNEAPOLIS. For more details, go to www.theconclave.com.