The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
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 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.
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.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
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.