Charles Edwin Hatcher, born on January 21, 1942 in Nashville, is affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
The group's second and final R&B No.1 album ‘Special Occasion’ came nearly three years after the first.
The checkered story of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ included Gladys and the group’s R&B No.1 version, before Marvin took ownership of the song.
The stirring ballad became the group's second Motown, and third overall, R&B No.1.
The Grammy-winning song is a revered example of the group’s fruitful relationship with producer Norman Whitfield and his co-writer Barrett Strong
The powerful song was the second single from the group's 'Puzzle People' album.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
‘War’ was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
The engine that drove the Motown machine was made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
From the Jazz Age through to modern rock, great songwriting partnerships have provided some of popular music’s finest moments.
From the superb catalog of the soul legends, 20 of the best Temptations songs, including their latest album 'All The Time.'
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
The group's brilliant vocal performance on another memorable Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong composition climbed to No.1.