The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
Late in 1969, the wicked Pickett boldly interpreted the Motown stars’ 1966 pop and soul No.1.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland magic started working again with the group’s third smash in a row.
On November 21, 1964, Gaye entered the Hot 100 with what would would become a new crossover success, but a UK entry for just one week.
The group performed their new Holland-Dozier-Holland song on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ but it peaked at No.9 in the US.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was released in the US just three weeks after ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ had finished its two-week reign.
In 1963, the rapid emergence of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas travelled at 45 rpm with three smash hit singles, then at 33rpm with their second album.
The Norman Whitfield-Eddie Holland song became the third of four consecutive R&B No.1s for the Emperors of Soul.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
Deft footwork was required to get the Tops' new single into stores on July 9, 1965.
The group were still 'Ridin' High' even without the help of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Even as the trio were riding the Hot 100 with 'The Happening,' they unveiled an album of classic show tunes.
From the Jazz Age through to modern rock, great songwriting partnerships have provided some of popular music’s finest moments.