“Motown is critical not only to the history of music in America, but also the history of America itself”
Deft footwork was required to get 'It's The Same Old Song' into stores on 9 July 1965.
The album will feature 60 tracks from the company's culture-shaping history, in 3CD and digital formats as well as a shorter 2LP edition.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
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 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.
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.
To celebrate the Motown legend and the ‘Prince Of Soul’, the US Postal Service unveiled the Marvin Gaye Forever Stamp on what would have been his 80th birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.