'Come And Get These Memories' embodied the Berry Gordy had been looking for.
'The Happening' became the Motown trio's tenth US pop No. 1 single in May 1967.
With her first two hits already secured, anticipation was high for Springfield's album debut.
After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid dividends.
After many previous chart battles with The Beatles, the Motown trio unseated the Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
On 8 February 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No. 1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
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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, 'You Keep Me Hanging On.'
On 21 November 1964, Gaye entered the Hot 100 with what would would become a new crossover success, but a UK entry for just one week on 12 December.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland magic started working again with the group's third smash in a row.
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.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
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.