The famous Hitsville U.S.A. studios and Motown's first headquarters
On December 14th 1968, Marvin Gaye's version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" became his first single to reach the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 100 pop chart.
The song, written by Norman Whitfield ("Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone") and Barrett Strong ("War", "Cloud Nine") for Motown Records in 1966, was recorded in the famous Hitsville U.S.A. studios, at Motown's first headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.
Various versions of the composition were also recorded by The Miracles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and The Temptations.