Song of the day: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone
In 1972, the songwriters of Motown came up with a new song. Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong wrote Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, and this was recorded by The Undisputed Truth. However, it was only a minor hit in the US. Therefore, Whitfield reworked the song to a 12 minute version, produced it for the Temptations and they brought it to number 1 in the US in the same year as the original. The song pictured some children asking their mother about their father, who died before they could have known him and all they know are bad things. Enjoy
The Temptations- Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
Posted on April 7, 2015, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1972, barrett strong, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, motown, Music, norman whitfield, number 1, papa was a rollin' stone, seventies, the temptations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.