Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, Gloria Jones’ legacy extends far beyond ‘Tainted Love.’
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.
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.
‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ was one of the last great Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, as underlined by the dozens of cover versions, from Johnny Cash to Rod Stewart.
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 group's first 'Greatest Hits' compilation made its Billboard chart debut on the first day of the new year.
Never shy of a little chutzpah, Motown announced that the soon-to-be-solo Diana had discovered the label's new quintet herself.
Jackson 5’s exuberant version of ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ remains one of the most uplifting Christmas songs of all time.
For the perfect soundtrack for a festive get-together, the Motown Christmas playlist features the best Motown Christmas songs from the legendary label.
A generous offering for the holidays, the ‘A Motown Christmas’ album includes seasonal classics from Stevie, Smokey, The Supremes, and Jackson 5.
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.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.
The 1966 smash had the working title ‘This Is Where I Came In, before Holland-Dozier-Holland found the lyric they wanted.
The Jackson 5 are that rare thing, signifiers of cultural importance. They also made wonderful soul and pop music from start to finish.
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.
‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ first appeared on the 'Jackson 5 Christmas Album', released in October 1970.