Alfred Cleveland

geboren am 11.3.1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

gestorben am 14.8.1996 in Las Vegas, NV, USA

Leider verfügen wir zur Zeit noch über keine Biografie in deutscher Sprache.

Al Cleveland

aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie

Al Cleveland (born Alfred W. Cleveland, March 11, 1930 - August 14, 1996) is a former American songwriter for the Motown label. Among his most popular co-compositions are 1967's "I Second That Emotion" and 1969's "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" performed by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles[1] and 1971's "What's Going On" performed by Marvin Gaye.[2]

Cleveland was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, to Alfred W. and Dorothy Cleveland. Al has two sisters, Edna Grate and Mamie Jett, as well as one brother, Robert Cleveland. His son Al Cleveland Jr. lives in Las Vegas.

He had a long and distinguished writing career, initially for New York artists on the Wand/Sceptre labels such as Dionne Warwick(e) and Tommy Hunt, as well as Gene Pitney before moving to Motown, where he provided songs for Smokey & The Miracles, the Marvelettes, David Ruffin, the Four Tops and Chuck Jackson before hitting the big time with a co-authorship of Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On?" and "Save the Children."

In later years, he produced Native American music. He died of heart disease in Las Vegas at the age of 66.[3]


  1. Marsh, Dave (6 May 1999). The heart of rock & soul: the 1001 greatest singles ever made, Da Capo Press. URL accessed 5 July 2010.
  2. Thompson, Dave (2001). Funk, Hal Leonard Corporation. URL accessed 5 July 2010.
  3. (October 3, 1996) "Chronicle". Rolling Stone (744): 32.
Diese Seite wurde zuletzt geändert am 09.03.2014 04:39:45

Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Artikel Al Cleveland aus der freien Enzyklopädie Wikipedia und steht unter der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation.
In der Wikipedia ist eine Liste der Autoren verfügbar.