His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
Island Records and BBC 6 Music team up for a new compilation out early next month featuring tracks selected by the network’s presenters and producers.
Motown left Detroit a long time ago, but the record company who gave us Diana, Marvin, Smokey & Stevie continues to exert a huge influence on popular music.
The strange tale of a Steve Miller Band record that was the 353rd No. 1 single in US chart history, and then took 16 years to become the 650th in the UK.
On August 25, 1973, Diana Ross had a new No. 1 on the R&B chart with the record we present as our Rediscovered Gem: Touch Me In The Morning.
Early ‘80s Motown signing Gene Van Buren, who worked at the label with Berry Gordy’s late sister (and Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife) Anna, is back
A new production about the life and times of Marvin Gaye opens in Florida.
The greatest double albums of all time.
The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song ended with the revelation that the Tamla track that won the vote was… Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.
From the archives of Motown and EMI Records comes an exhibition of rare and unseen photographs at the Proud Galleries in London & here are just a selection.
In a world where everything is on shuffle, get back to basics, to listen to these Motown albums from top to bottom in the way they were intended.
Mods had their origins in London in the mid-1960s but it wasn't long before Lambrettas, Vespas and all-nighters in clubs were being seen all over Britain.
Four Motown singers, the pillars of Motown Records – Smokey, Stevie, Marvin and Diana – all became global soul superstars due to one man, Berry Gordy.