In the spring of 1975, the prolific '60s hitmakers got a UK hit out of their incongruous time in the Motown family.
The founder of Motown Records was born in the city he helped make synonymous with soulfulness, Detroit, on 28 November 1929.
'Live Peace In Toronto 1969' 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.'
The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
'I've Passed This Way Before' made its debut on Billboard’s Top Selling R&B Singles chart of Christmas Eve 1966.
The digital albums offer an astonishing 88 tracks from the Motown archives of 1968, all previously unissued.
Stevie's 1987 album generated three Grammy nominations and two No. 1 R&B hits in 'Skeletons' and 'You Will Know.'
Never shy of a little chutzpah, Motown announced that the soon-to-be-solo Diana had discovered the label's new quintet herself.
In the golden era of the Temptations, Kendricks' light, acrobatic voice was the perfect foil for the gritty tones of the equally brilliant David Ruffin.
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.
Motown's inspired decision to release the three-year-old 'Tears Of A Clown' as a UK 45 led it to No. 1 in Britain and a belated US release.
'Temptin' Temptations' was the second in the group's incredible sequence of ten consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard R&B chart.
Fuelled by ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,' the soundtrack album gave Stevie another US R&B No. 1 and ended Prince's supremacy with 'Purple Rain.'