Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Mavelettes’ ‘Please Mr Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
The follow-up to 'The Happening' was the first single by the group to be credited to Diana Ross and the Supremes.
Within months of the great soul man's premature passing, the Motown trio paid tribute on disc.
The life of the founder member of the Supremes was filled all too briefly with adulation before it was cut short so sadly.
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.'
The Smokey Robinson tribute concert at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Music Masters series in November will feature three fellow former Motown stars.