Temptations and Motown producer Norman Whitfield dies 65

Norman Jesse Whitfield (943 – September 16, 2008) was an American songwriter and producer, best known for his work with Berry Gordy’s Motown label during the 1960s.  He is credited as being one of the creators of the Motown Sound, as well as one of the major instrumental figures in the late-60s sub-genre of psychedelic soul.

Whitfield died on September 16, 2008 after a long bout with diabetes, among other illnesses.