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.
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
Deft footwork was required to get 'It's The Same Old Song' into stores on 9 July 1965.
Even as the trio were riding the Hot 100 with 'The Happening,' they unveiled an album of classic show tunes.
'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.