The life of this founding member of the Supremes was filled all too briefly with adulation before it was sadly cut short.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
The relationship between Motown and politics runs deep. At the heart of it was great music and a commitment to changing the world.
The group were still 'Ridin' High' even without the help of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Why do millions of people flock to Graceland or fly across the world to see The Beatles’ instruments? The best music museums offer historic time capsules.
'Come And Get These Memories' embodied the sound that Berry Gordy had been looking for.
A pioneering and everlasting legend, Mary Wells was Motown’s first true icon, paving the way for an artistic freedom that others would come to follow.
Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, was a massively influential record executive that shaped the sound of R&B and hip-hop.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Tammi left us at a tragically young 24, but her elegant vocals live on.
Ales' unique sales nous was vital to the company's incredible and unstoppable worldwide growth.
The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
Absorbing and life-affirming, Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’ is one of the landmark soul albums of its era, and its innovations continue to resonate.