The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
'Come And Get These Memories' embodied the sound that Berry Gordy had been looking for.
'The Happening' became the Motown trio's tenth US pop No. 1 single in May 1967.
With her first two hits already secured, anticipation was high for Springfield's album debut.
After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid dividends.
After many previous chart battles with The Beatles, the Motown trio unseated the Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
On 8 February 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No. 1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
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Late in 1969, the wicked Pickett boldly interpreted the Motown stars' 1966 pop and soul No.1.
On 15 October 1966, the Four Tops raced to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There.’
Ware also wrote for many of the leading names in the R&B world, including the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones, and made many fine records in his own name.
The 1973 album 'Eat It' saw the British rock band growing ever more confident and autonomous.
The record that confirmed the love affair between the UK and the Four Tops, 'Reach Out I'll Be There,' made No. 1 for them in the UK in October 1966.
Jr. Walker & the All Stars' follow-up to 'Shotgun' was the instrumental ‘Cleo’s Mood,’ which hit the Billboard Hot 100 on January 15, 1966.
On January 4, 1964, after their dance craze smash with ‘Mickey’s Monkey,’ the Miracles made the US chart with the LP it inspired, 'Doin' Mickey's Monkey.'