The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
On 14 January 1970 in Las Vegas, Diana Ross appeared in concert as a member of the Supremes for the final time.
From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
The 1978 album was described as "the most poisonous alimony settlement of the 20th century," but it was much more than that.
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
The digital albums offer an astonishing 88 tracks from the Motown archives of 1968, all previously unissued.
On 21 December 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
Never shy of a little chutzpah, Motown announced that the soon-to-be-solo Diana had discovered the label's new quintet herself.
On 21 November 1964, Gaye entered the Hot 100 with what would would become a new crossover success, but a UK entry for just one week on 12 December.
What Gaye did after 'What's Going On,' far from trying to repeat its sound, was to branch out into a blaxploitation movie soundtrack.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
Remembering when Motown’s most successful female act and the label’s biggest male group came together on album.
The stirring ballad became the group's second Motown, and third overall, R&B No. 1.
The reissue marks the 45th anniversary of the score's original release by Motown.
If there was any initial hesitancy among pop radio programmers about the raunchy nature of 'Sexual Healing,' it was soon dispersed.
In October 1964 THE place to be, if you were teenagers, living in Southern California, was the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium where the TAMI show was filmed.