'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
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.
Late in 1969, the wicked Pickett boldly interpreted the Motown stars' 1966 pop and soul No. 1, 'You Keep Me Hanging On.'
On 15 October 1966, the Four Tops raced to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There.’
The 1973 album 'Eat It' saw the British rock band growing ever more confident and autonomous.
The record that confirmed the love affair between the UK and the Four Tops, 'Reach Out I'll Be There,' made No. 1 for them in the UK in October 1966.
'Beauty Is Only Skin Deep' became the third of four consecutive R&B No. 1s for the Emperors of Soul.
'You Can't Hurry Love' had the working title ‘This Is Where I Came In,’ before Holland-Dozier-Holland found the lyric they wanted.
Jr. Walker & the All Stars' follow-up to 'Shotgun' was the instrumental ‘Cleo’s Mood,’ which hit the Billboard Hot 100 on January 15, 1966.
On January 4, 1964, after their dance craze smash with ‘Mickey’s Monkey,’ the Miracles made the US chart with the LP it inspired, 'Doin' Mickey's Monkey.'
On September 30, 1967, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles returned to the Billboard album chart with another classy offering, ‘Make It Happen.’