As their self-titled fifth album made its chart debut on 2 April 1977, the group were moving up fast.
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
Wonder said "I am proud to have been chosen at the top of such an incredibly talented group of artists."
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 singer was named among the cast during 'Good Morning America' yesterday (21).
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.
The Contours’ future Motown smash Do You Love Me hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of 11 August 1962 at a lowly No. 100.
The pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
The album was co-produced by the brothers Gene and Billy Page, both of whom had resumés going back to the 1960s.
Wonder, 69, revealed the news as he concluded his headline performance in the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Hyde Park concert series.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.
The album will feature 60 tracks from the company's culture-shaping history, in 3CD and digital formats as well as a shorter 2LP edition.