Janie Bradford Biography, Age, Husband, Songs, Money, Motown

Janie Bradford Biography

Janie Bradford is an American songwriter best known for her tenure with Motown. With Berry Gordy, Bradford co-wrote “Money (That’s What I Want)”, originally recorded by Barrett Strong and used by The Beatles on their second album With The Beatles. “Money” is also on The Rolling Stones’ first U.K. EP (January 17, 1964).

Her other hits include “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” by Marvin Gaye (although originally by The Temptations), and also recorded by Phil Collins, “Contract On Love” by Little Stevie Wonder and “Your Old Standby” for Mary Wells. Bradford worked at Motown for more than 25 years.

Currently, she is the executive director of the Janie Bradford HAL Scholarship Fund and producer of the Heroes And Legends a.k.a. HAL Awards, an annual event that raises funds for performing arts scholarships while paying tribute to entertainment legends, including many of Motown’s biggest stars. Bradford has also established Twinn Records with songwriter and singer Marilyn McLeod.

She has been honored by BMI with a Certificate of Achievement for her co-authoring “Money” and “Too Busy Thinkin’ About My Baby.” Jack the Rapper presented Bradford with the Vivian Carter Award for her contributions to music, and during L.A. Music Week in 2011 the City of Los Angeles presented her with honors.

Janie Bradford Education

Bradford graduated from Lincoln High School in Charleston in 1956 then migrated to Detroit, Michigan where she attended the Detroit Institute of Technology and lived with her sister Clea Bradford, a jazz singer.

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Janie Bradford Age

Bradford was born on June 2, 1939 in Charleston, Missouri, United States. She is 80 years old.

Janie Bradford Husband

Bradford is very private about her personal life hence it is not known if she is married or has any children.

Janie Bradford Songs

  • Money (That’s What I Want)
  • F Marvin Gaye-Too Busy Thinking
  • Your Old Standby
  • Contract On Love
  • All the Love I’ve Got
  • My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)
  • I Am Me
  • Money (That’s What I Want)

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.