An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of August 4, 1958.
Others to cover the vintage song included Les Paul, Doris Day, Etta James, and Little Richard.
A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home.
Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
His 1967 smash had to wait until two years later to become a UK hit, but then it made up for lost time.
In a newly-released clip, Wilson is heard performing his song 'Hearts' on the April 1, 1962 edition.
The Chicago singer's single was a superbly soulful, horn-fuelled slice of real life.
The lyrics of 'Nightshift' united Gaye with another soul giant, Jackie Wilson, who had died just three months earlier in 1984.
The Grammy nominee covered the classic tune for Amazon.
The track had an easy swagger illustrated, as so often, by Reed’s lyrical harmonica playing,
Late in 1960, the first female star produced by the still-emerging company was making her R&B chart debut with 'Bye Bye Baby.'
The late 1970 single would mark the end of an era for the masterful entertainer.
The founder of Motown Records was born in the city he helped make synonymous with soulfulness, Detroit, on November 28, 1929.
uDiscover Music talks to the American hitmaker and singer-songwriter about her storied career.