Freddie Gorman (born Frederick Cortez Gorman, April 11, 1939 – June 13, 2006) was an American musician and record producer, most famous as a singer, songwriter for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a native of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for being a member of the Motown quartet The Originals. Freddie Gorman was also a vital unsung component of the Motown label's formative development, (as a mailman) co-writing the labels first #1 pop hit "Please Mr. Postman", by Marvelettes. In 1964 the biggest selling group of all time, Beatles released their version. In 1975, mega hit recording artist Carpenters took it back to #1 again. This was the second time in pop history that a song had reached #1 twice. "The Twist" by Chubby Checker, reached #1 in 1960 and 1961. In 2006, "Please Mr. Postman" was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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