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Motown's First Engineer And "Please Mr. Postman" Songwriter Robert Bateman Dies

“Wait a minute Mr. Postman… Wait Mr. Postman…” If you grew up in Detroit in a certain era and don’t know that song, it’d be a surprise. And sadly, the Freep reports, one of the songwriters behind “Mr. Postman,” Motown’s first pop hit, has passed of a massive heart attack at age 80 in Sherman Oaks, California where he had been hospitalized while traveling. He also was Motown’s first engineer and is a member of the R&B Hall of Fame. Bateman also was in front of the microphone and recorded for...

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