Hailed as “the truest artist” Motown founder Berry Gordy has ever known, Marvin Gaye was an uncompromising force that defined soul music in the 70s.
Everyone was saying 'Hello' to Commodore Lionel in 1983.
The presentation will highlight all facets of Motown including its music, culture and politics, and is curated by the Grammy Museum.
The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
‘Shop Around’ is an absolutely vital part of the early development of Motown, and on 12 February 1961 it became their first million-seller.
On 8 February 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No. 1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
Released on 6 March,1970, 'Psychedelic Shack' was the Temptations psychedelic album that completed their journey into a more experimental sound.
The newly solo Supreme charts with the album of her first TV special.
‘Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965,' the first of three vinyl box sets celebrating the catalogue of Marvin Gaye, will be released worldwide by USM in May.
'Where I’m Coming From' was the album that began the march of Stevie Wonder towards creative independence, so let’s reDiscover this classic record.
It's the groups of Motown who have largely defined the sound and soul sent around the world from “Hitsville U.S.A.” at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.
A key element in Berry Gordy’s strategy was to make his records appeal to EVERYONE, which is how and why he came up with the perfect slogan.