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Barrett Strong

Soul music singer and songwriter Barrett Strong was born on February 5, 1941, in Westpoint, Mississippi. He moved to Detroit, Michigan. and was one of the first artists to sign with Berry Gordy's legendary Motown Records label in the early 1960s. In fact, his recording of "Money (That's What I Want)" on the Anna Records label in 1960 was so ... See full bio »
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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Super Franchise Me (2014) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
- Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997) ... (writer: "War")
 2014 The Equalizer (writer: "Friendship Train")
 2014 The Sixties (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
 2014 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- La alegría de vivir (2014) ... (writer: "War")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Episode #18.1 (2014) ... ("Money (That's What I Want)")
- Round Two (2009) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.1 (2008) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2012-2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 7 (2014) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Battles 1 (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "War")
 2013 American Hustle (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2013 That Music Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2013 Turbo (writer: "Eye of the Tiger / Holler If Ya Hear Me")
 2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.2 (2013) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 2012 Revolution (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Quarter (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Songs That Inspire (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2012 Killing Them Softly (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)")
 2012 The Sapphires (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2012 Foodfight! (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevyne")
 2010-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 7 Perform Again (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- 11 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Top 11 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Festa i ball (2012) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2011 Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (Documentary) (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.10 (2011) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 2011 Zookeeper (writer: "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)")
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Las Vegas Callbacks (2011) ... (writer: "I Wish It Would Have Rained")
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone")
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (writer: "Cloud 9", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone")
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (writer: "WAR")
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pharmacy Double/Bullet Train (2010) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 2010 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 5 (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Auditions 4 (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2008-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Greatest Break Up Songs (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "War (What Is It Good For?)" - uncredited)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (writer: "War (What Is It Good For?)" - uncredited)
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: "War (What Is It Good For?)")
 2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie) (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2010 Death at a Funeral (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2009 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mmm, Fish. Yum. (2009) ... (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 2009 Wir sind Kaiser (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2009) ... (writer: "War")
 2008 Tropic Thunder (writer: "Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)" (1970))
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (2008) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2008 Shine a Light (Documentary) (writer: "Just My Imagination Running Away With Me" - as S. Barrett)
 2008 Mad Money (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2007 In the Hands of the Gods (Documentary) (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2007 The Brave One (writer: "I Can't Get Next To You")
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (writer: "War")
 2007 Eye See Me ("Cloud Nine")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Made in America (2007) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You")
 2006 Jools's Annual Hootenanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jools' 14th Annual Hootenanny (2006) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2006 Duet Impossible (TV Special) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grape Vine")
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (writer: "Papa was a Rolling Stone" - uncredited)
 2006 Big Nothing (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2005-2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Everybody Hates Father's Day (2006) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
- Everybody Hates the Babysitter (2005) ... (writer: "Smiling Faces Sometimes")
 2006 The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "War")
 2006 SingStar Rocks! (Video Game) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2006 Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (Documentary) (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2006 The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gambling N' Diction (2006) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You")
 2005 Munich (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blast from the Past (2005) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 2005 Sunday Driver (Documentary) (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)", "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)")
 2005 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Randy's Touchdown (2005) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 2005 Romanzo criminale (writer: "I heard it through the grapevine", "I heard it through the Grapevine")
 2005 Just Like Heaven (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" (1964))
 2005 Four Brothers ("CLOUD NINE", "I WISH IT WOULD RAIN", "TAKE A LOOK AROUND", "PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE", "SMILING FACES SOMETIMES")
 2005 Guy X (writer: "War")
 2005/I Hitch (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" (1969))
 2004 Eulogy (writer: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine")
 2004/I New York Minute (writer: "War")
 2003 Get Up, Stand Up (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Next Stop Vietnam (2003) ... (writer: "War")
 2003 Gothika (writer: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone")
 2003 Celebridade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 October 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2003 In the Cut (lyrics: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star ("Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Telefonterror (2003) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (writer: "Holler If Ya' Hear Me")
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Cloud Nine", "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)")
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes (writer: "War")
 2001 The Invisible Circus (writer: "Cloud 9")
 2000 Remember the Titans (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)")
 2000 Men of Honor (writer: "I Wish It Would Rain")
 2000 Duets (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 2000 Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "War")
 2000 Honest (writer: "Take a Stroll thru Your Mind")
 2000 Steal This Movie (writer: "War")
 2000 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sleepover (2000) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
 2000 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire (2000) ... (writer: "War")
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video) (writer: "Friendship Train")
 1999 Pitch People (Documentary) (writer: "Cloud Nine")
 1999 Rogue Trader (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1998 Rush Hour (writer: "War")
 1998 Small Soldiers (writer: "War")
 1998 Hope Floats (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You")
 1998 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 1998 Real Women (TV Series) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1997 Red Corner (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
  Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (performer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Second Chances (1997) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" - uncredited)
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
- Growth Pains (1995) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - uncredited)
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone")
 1995 Dead Presidents (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", "Smiling Faces Sometimes")
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino (writer: "I Can't Get Next To You")
 1995/I Panther (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio (writer: "Just my imagination (running away with me)")
 1995 Friday (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1995 The Walking Dead (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Smiling Faces Sometimes")
 1994-1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Highlights of a Hundred (1995) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
- The Marine Biologist (1994) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fly Like an Eagle (1994) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1994 Milk Money (performer: "Money (That's All I Want)")
 1994 Above the Rim (as B. Strong, "Holler If Ya Hear Me") / (writer: "Holler If Ya Hear Me" - as B. Strong)
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (writer: "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)")
 1993 Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rain" - as B. Strong)
 1993 Last Light (TV Movie) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - as Burrett Strong)
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Voor Altijd (1992) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
- Oude Liefde (1992) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 1991 29th Street (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1991 Backdraft (writer: "War")
 1991 The Five Heartbeats (writer: "Stay in My Corner")
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tiny Toon Music Television (1991) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Journey (1990) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 (1990) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 1990 Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II (TV Movie) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bats in the Basement/Mario and the Beanstalk (1989) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Beanvine")
 1986-1989 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- When Girls Collide (1989) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
- Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986) ... (writer: "Psychedelic Shack" - uncredited)
- Every Daughter's Father Is a Virgin (1986) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby Chase (1989) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (writer: "War")
 1988 Short Circuit 2 (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine")
 1987 Hamburger Hill (writer: "I Wish It Would Rain")
 1987 Otto - Der Neue Film (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1987 Gardens of Stone (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1987 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Doctor's Orders (1987) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1986 One More Saturday Night (writer: "War")
 1986 Ruthless People (writer: "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)")
 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "That's the way Love is")
 1985 6.20 Soul Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 1985 (1985) ... (writer: "War")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Made for Each Other (1985) ... (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
  Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1985) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II (1985) ... (writer: "I Heard It through the Grapevine")
- Beginnings (1982) ... (lyrics: "I Heard It Through The Grapvine") / (music: "I Heard It Through The Grapvine")
 1984 The Flamingo Kid (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video) (writer: "Friendship Train", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1983 The Big Chill (writer: "I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE")
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary) ("Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin Stone")
 1979 Pacific Inferno (lyrics: "WAR" - as B. Strong) / (music: "WAR" - as B. Strong)
 1979 Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de sleutel (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Een dagje vissen (1979) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 1978 Big Wednesday (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
 1977 The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Movie) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1975 Crazy Mama (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1975 Aloha, Bobby and Rose (writer: "Just My Imagination")
 1975 Love in Maid (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)" - uncredited)
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine/Who's Makin Love To Your Old Lady")
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1970 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1970) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.1 (1969) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" - uncredited)
 1969 The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (1969) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1964) ... (writer: "Use Your Head")
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