A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
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He wrote the classic that's been covered hundreds of times, and made other fine records of his own.
You only need two voices to make a unique blend and you’ll be rewarded with hits. But are you in harmony with our pick of the best vocal duos of all time?
The former reality star and pop-rock songstress Ashlee Simpson ruled the mid-aughts charts, but now the singer is primed to make a comeback.
The one-time Motown secretary and backing vocalist became one of the company's A-list vocalists.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
'Sweet Hitch-Hiker' became the group's final US top ten hit.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
The second star-studded edition also featured everyone from Marvin Gaye and Ike & Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and Jethro Tull.
This marks the first film project authorized by the Gaye family.
'Tear It On Down' was the final single to carry the name of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
A seismic career shift and a bold new artistic direction brought an indelible classic.