Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Selections from the songbook of one of soul music's great vocal stylists.
‘I Wish It Would Rain' topped the Billboard soul listing for 17 February 1968, as the Tempts' fabulous run of No. 1s continued.
In February 1971, '(Do The) Push & Pull' went No. 1 R&B when Thomas had been recording for 20 years, and was already 53 years old.
'All The Girls In The World Beware!!!' was the band's second album of 1974, their ninth studio release and their 11th chart LP in just over five years.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
The chequered story of I Heard It Through The Grapevine included Gladys and the group's R&B No. 1 version, before Marvin took ownership of the song.
US fans were enjoying a staple diet of soul on 6 December 1975, as the soundtrack to Let’s Do It Again by the Staple Singers hit No. 1 on the R&B chart.
Lewis Merenstein, whose most famous credit was producing Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks, died on 6 September in New York at the of 81.
William Guest, a founder member of Gladys Knight & the Pips whose harmonies were on all their memorable hits, passed away on Christmas Eve at 74.
Diana Ross has paid tribute to Michael Masser, writer of some of the best-loved ballads of the past 40 years, after his death on Thursday (July 9).
A Gibson Les Paul Music Rising Guitar signed by U2 will be auctioned at the 40th anniversary of the O2 Silver Clef Awards in London on Friday (July 3).
The vital presence of women of soul in the history of R&B, from Nina Simone to Jessie Ware, is commemorated in the new UMC compilation ‘Soul Sisters.’
The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song ended with the revelation that the Tamla track that won the vote was… Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.