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With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
The song opened with the doo-wop harmonies of Marvin's youth, before blossoming into a fingersnapping, joyful ode to a returning lover.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.
The Philadelphia group debuted the elegant song, written by the peerless team of Thom Bell and Linda Creed.
Lionel Richie and Duran Duran are also on the bill at the star-studded event due to run from June 30 to July 4 next year.
The new initiative highlights grassroots activism, leadership innovation and self-determination from women who have redefined industry, sports and political activism.
The soundtrack album from the movie became Diana’s only US No. 1 solo pop album.
On October 10, 1970, the Carpenters made their British breakthrough, with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition '(They Long To Be) Close To You.'
The ebullient song was composed by the Motown writing team known as The Corporation, with Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards and Berry Gordy himself.
One Motown smash replaced another at No. 1 in the US on September 19, 1970, as Edwin Starr’s ‘War’ was succeeded by Diana's 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
The summer of 1970 brought another CCR million-seller with ‘Lookin' Out My Back Door’ and ’Long As I Can See The Light.'