Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
Charles Edwin Hatcher on 21 January 1942 in Nashville. He's affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
Released on 6 March,1970, 'Psychedelic Shack' was the Temptations psychedelic album that completed their journey into a more experimental sound.
Producer and label owner Harry Balk, a key figure in the careers of Del Shannon, Little Willie John, Rare Earth and others, died 3 December, 2016 at 91.
The Billboard Hot 100 for 12 May, 1979 showed Peaches & Herb's traditional soul sound stemming the disco tide, as 'Reunited' held at No. 1 amid dance fever.
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
One Motown smash replaced another at No. 1 in the US on 19 September 1970, as Edwin Starr’s ‘War’ was succeeded by Diana's 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'
In the week the May 17, 1969, the popularity of his recent ’25 Miles’ hit helped take Nashville-born Edwin Starr onto the US album chart for the first time.