Motown's inspired decision to release the three-year-old 'Tears Of A Clown' as a UK 45 led it to No. 1 in Britain and a belated US release.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
Our tribute to the often underrated family harmony group from Newport, Rhode Island.
Mass-marketed music for the X Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers to teenagers looking for romance from their pop idols is not actually a new thing.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
"I’m sick and tired of all their lies," said Stevie as his politically motivated 'You Haven't Done Nothin'' was released.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
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.
The first eight hits by the Jackson 5 were all on their first compilation, ‘Greatest Hits,' which made its US chart debut on 1 January 1972.
A mere two weeks before the end of the '60s, on 18 December 1969, Motown unveiled the album Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.
Two of the best-loved Motown Christmas albums are out again on vinyl from USM, featuring Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5.
The best hip-hop Christmas songs have something for everyone, including Kanye West and Run-DMC, as the Hip-Hop N R&N Christmas playlist shows.
For the perfect soundtrack for a festive get-together, the Christmas With Motown playlist features the best Motown Christmas songs from the legendary label.
Featuring classics from Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney and Jackson 5, the best Christmas songs of all time playlist is the gift that keeps on giving.
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US TV has caught the winds of change in pop music. We revisit some classic performances.