The group were still 'Ridin' High' even without the help of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
The quartet's first 'Greatest Hits' album spent no fewer than 16 consecutive weeks in the UK top ten.
On 8 February 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No. 1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
Perhaps it was the unfamiliar rawness of 'You' that prevented it from going higher than No. 34 in the pop market, but it climbed to No. 7 on the soul side.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Thirteen years after the Marvelettes' original, Richard and Karen Carpenter's cover of 'Please Mr. Postman' became their third US No. 1.
The itinerary includes an autumn tour of the UK with fellow Motown giants the Four Tops.
Charles Edwin Hatcher on 21 January 1942 in Nashville. He's affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
Gaye's final Motown album is now rightly seen as a record of huge historical importance and creative substance.
On 14 January 1970 in Las Vegas, Diana Ross appeared in concert as a member of the Supremes for the final time.
The founder of Motown Records was born in the city he helped make synonymous with soulfulness, Detroit, on 28 November 1929.
The live album was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
David Ruffin had been making solo records for some seven years by the time he had his greatest success in his own right with the superb 'Walk Away From Love.'
'He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'' was nothing like the big hit it deserved to be, but it became a much-loved Hitsville highlight.
On the final Hot 100 of the 1960s, the trio scored the last of their 12 pop No. 1s in less than five and a half years with 'Someday We'll Be Together.'