In the spring of 1975, the prolific '60s hitmakers got a UK hit out of their incongruous time in the Motown family.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
The song was a musical tour de force by the 23-year-old Motown genius, who put it together in double-quick time.
Our appreciation of the career of a unique British music innovator and stylist who has never been replaced.
Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
'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 31 August 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.
Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up,
In the summer of 1976, the band were on a strange lap of honour.
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.
Remembering one of the last international stars of the original Motown empire.