With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No. 1 in the series itself.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
Described by Smokey Robinson as Motown’s “first bang-bang record”, The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ remains one of the greatest soul songs of all time.
On 9 October 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),' the latest 45 from the immortal 'What's Going On' album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.
The ebullient song was composed by the Motown writing team known as The Corporation, with Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards and Berry Gordy himself.
The co-founder of the Miracles shares memories of life on the road and in the studio with Motown's first-ever signings.
Gordy made the announcement as he was feted with the Motown Legacy Award at the Hitsville Honours ceremony in Detroit.
The long-awaited Motown documentary, ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’, received its European premiere in London ahead of a one-night-only cinema showing.
The Supremes co-founder talks about her new book 'Supreme Glamour' and her fond memories of the group's Motown heyday.
After 30 years of pioneering pop music, modern-day Motown still shapes “The Sound Of Young America”, thanks to the slew of new artists storming the charts.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.