Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
The announcement was made by Motown president Ethiopia Habtemariam and EMI Records president Rebecca Allen.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
The 1966 smash had the working title ‘This Is Where I Came In,’ before Holland-Dozier-Holland found the lyric they wanted.
'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 August 31, 1968 with ‘You’re All I Need To Get By.'
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
In the summer of 1963, young Stevie Wonder ruled the US charts with both the 'Fingertips' single and the album 'The 12 Year Old Genius.'
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
The song was a musical tour de force by the 23-year-old Motown genius, who survived a serious accident just after its release.
In the summer of 1976, the band was on a strange lap of honor.
The Motown release hit No. 1 on 15 August 1992, in a run that stretched from summer into late autumn.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
The six-piece from Detroit, the Contours, took the song to No.1 on the US R&B chart for three weeks.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.