During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
'Dancing In The Street' is the perfect Motown dance record: it's infectious and features great musicians playing their socks off.
When Tammi fell on stage and collapsed into Marvin Gay's arms on 14 October 1967, it foretold of tragedy.
On 9 October 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),' the latest 45 from the immortal 'What's Going On' album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
In 1963, the rapid emergence of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas travelled at 45 rpm with three smash hit singles, then at 33rpm with their second album.
The song was a musical tour de force by the 23-year-old Motown genius, who put it together in double-quick time.
No one could deny that Grand Funk really were the people’s group when ‘We’re An American Band' hit the Hot 100 summit.
Our appreciation of the career of a unique British music innovator and stylist who has never been replaced.
Released on 23 September 1969, Isaac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul remains a visionary album, and a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
Critics and fans acclaimed 'Let's Get It On' as his best album yet, and it promptly went platinum within three weeks.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
'Let's Get It On' became the second of Marvin's three US pop chart-toppers.
Remembering when Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell made beautiful music and topped the R&B chart for 31 August 1968 with ‘You’re All I Need To Get By.'
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.