The group were still 'Ridin' High' even without the help of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
The funky track, a studio extra on their then-new 'Live!' album, became the group's fourth soul chart-topper.
'I've Passed This Way Before' made its debut on Billboard’s Top Selling R&B Singles chart of Christmas Eve 1966.
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.
Motown's first-ever chart-toppers rounded off a memorable 1967 as another Smokey song and production entered Billboard's Hot 100.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
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.
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.
'Temptin' Temptations' was the second in the group's incredible sequence of ten consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard R&B chart.
Among the artists featured in the visually stunning series are the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops and the Temptations.
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.'
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.