The relationship between Motown and politics runs deep. At the heart of it was great music and a commitment to changing the world.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
An all-star line-up of artists paying tribute to the Motown sound will be announced during Grammy Week.
Charles Edwin Hatcher on 21 January 1942 in Nashville. He's affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
The founder of Motown Records was born in the city he helped make synonymous with soulfulness, Detroit, on 28 November 1929.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the trailblazing music label Motown, The Motown Museum in Detroit has unveiled a number of never-before-seen artefacts that show how the historic empire was started.
On the final Hot 100 of the 1960s, the trio scored the last of their 12 pop No. 1s in less than five and a half years with 'Someday We'll Be Together.'
The digital albums offer an astonishing 88 tracks from the Motown archives of 1968, all previously unissued.
Late in 1960, the first female star produced by the still-emerging company was making her R&B chart debut with 'Bye Bye Baby.'
Never shy of a little chutzpah, Motown announced that the soon-to-be-solo Diana had discovered the label's new quintet herself.
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.
The chequered story of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' included Gladys and the group's R&B No. 1 with it before Marvin took ownership of the song.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland magic started working again with the group's third smash in a row.
With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
'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.