The story of Motown is also a story of female empowerment. Its finest female talents took opportunities – and risks – to help give women a spotlight.
Rightfully known as the queen Supreme, the best Diana Ross songs reveal just how much the Motown icon achieved when she stepped out as a solo artist.
After many previous chart battles with The Beatles, the Motown trio unseated the Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
TYA's first UK top ten album charted on 22 February 1969, with a title that captured the mood of the times.
On 20 February 1965, the new single by the Motown queens entered the Hot 100. Within five weeks, it was their next chart-topper.
The quartet's first 'Greatest Hits' album spent no fewer than 16 consecutive weeks in the UK top ten.
By early 1974, White was dominating the charts in various guises, including as an orchestra leader, with 'Love's Theme.'
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
On 14 January 1970 in Las Vegas, Diana Ross appeared in concert as a member of the Supremes for the final time.
Less than a month after his mysterious and tragic shooting, Sam was back in the charts with 'Shake.'
On the final Hot 100 of the 1960s, the trio scored the last of their 12 pop No. 1s in less than five and a half years with 'Someday We'll Be Together.'
'I've Passed This Way Before' made its debut on Billboard’s Top Selling R&B Singles chart of Christmas Eve 1966.
It was the friendliest of pop contests: Motown royalty against Liverpool superstars, and both of them won.
In the golden era of the Temptations, Kendricks' light, acrobatic voice was the perfect foil for the gritty tones of the equally brilliant David Ruffin.
Remembering when Motown’s most successful female act and the label’s biggest male group came together on album.