One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
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.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
The compilation was first issued on 27 December 1971 and encapsulated the first 18 months of the group's immense success on record.
Wonder said "I am proud to have been chosen at the top of such an incredibly talented group of artists."
The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: what was next?
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
The album will feature 60 tracks from the company's culture-shaping history, in 3CD and digital formats as well as a shorter 2LP edition.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
Whether they supported each other or had epic falling outs, here are some of our favourite musical sibling groups that have forged music history together.
Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, you’ve heard Gloria Jones, even if you’ve never heard of her…
In the way its music was presented and the universal themes its artists sang of, Motown broke racial barriers to move everyone, no matter their skin colour.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.