Black Liberation 1969 Archive

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

Description

The song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles first recorded it. Marvin Gaye released it on Motown's Tamla label in 1968 as a single and later on In the Groove.

Creator

Marvin Gaye

Publisher

Ibrisar
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Date

1968

Coverage

Gaye's rendition of the song hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles, #1 on the UK charts, #3 on the South African Chart, #7 on the Irish Singles Chart, and #8 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles.

Marilyn Holifield ‘69 recalled listening to Gaye’s music.




Player

Citation

Marvin Gaye, “"I Heard It Through the Grapevine",” Black Liberation 1969 Archive, accessed November 19, 2017, http://blacklib1969.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1256.