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David Ritz

David Ritz is a pioneer of the collaborative autobiography, helping to write celebrated memoirs by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Marvin Gaye. He has also been nominated for a Grammy numerous times for his liner notes, and won the Grammy for Best Album Notes for his work on Aretha Franklin’s Queen of Soul.

David Ritz Marvin Gaye

Grammy winner David Ritz, who cowrote Marvin Gaye’s legendary “Sexual Healing,” recalls how the song emerged from Gaye’s struggles with faith, drug addiction, and childhood abuse.

David Ritz