- Elgie Stover
Elgie Stover (born
1938in Athens, Georgia) is an American songwriter, composer, producer and background singer, most famous for his associations with uncle Harvey Fuquaand legendary Motown star Marvin Gaye, co-writing two of Gaye's songs from the singer's acclaimed 1971 album, " What's Going On".
Growing up in
Cleveland, Ohio, Elgie and Kenneth later moved to Detroit, where the brothers worked closely with Harvey Fuqua on his Tri-Phi Records label. In the late-sixties, after befriending staff from Motown, the brothers signed with the label as staff songwriters and producers. Elgie's most famous works came as the result of working so closely with Gaye, with whom he and Kenneth had befriended shortly after they signed with Motown.
Elgie co-wrote with Marvin, wife Anna and Iris Gordy on
The Originals' 1970 classic, "The Bells". A year later, Stover's greatest contribution came when he took part in co-writing "Flying High in the Friendly Sky" and "God is Love" on Marvin's "What's Going On". Elgie later co-wrote Gaye's 1973 ballad, " Just to Keep You Satisfied".
In later years, he served as caterer for
Bill Clintonand his Secret Service men.
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