Motown's Original Postman is Freddie Gorman. Born Frederick Cortez Gorman, April 11, 1939 – June 13, 2006 was an American musician and record producer, most famous as a singer, songwriter for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a native of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for being a member of the Motown quartet The Originals. Freddie Gorman was also a vital unsung component of the Motown label's formative development, (as a mailman) co-writing the labels first #1 pop hit "Please Mr. Postman", by Marvelettes. In 1964 the biggest selling group of all time, Beatles released their version. Also in 1964 After leaving Motown, Gorman resurfaced that same year in 1964 writing another top 10 pop hit. But for Motown's rival Golden World Records, their blue-eyed soul/doo-wop group The Reflections song "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet" was a huge blockbuster hit. 1975, mega hit recording artist Carpenters took "Please Mr. Postman" back to #1 again. This was the second time in pop history that a song had reached #1 twice. "The Twist" by Chubby Checker, reached #1 in 1960 and 1961. In 2006, "Please Mr. Postman" was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.