As their self-titled fifth album made its chart debut on 2 April 1977, the group were moving up fast.
Ware also wrote for many of the leading names in the R&B world, including the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones, and made many fine records in his own name.
Schroeder played significant roles in the early development of many UK artists and in the formative story of the Motown label in the UK.
Producer and label owner Harry Balk, a key figure in the careers of Del Shannon, Little Willie John, Rare Earth and others, died 3 December, 2016 at 91.
To mark the death of the Kingsmen's Jack Ely, uDiscover offers a score of wild and distinctive versions of the song . Enjoy ‘Louie Louie’ In 20 Takes.
The newly solo Supreme charts with the album of her first TV special.
'Don't Leave Me This Way' prompted Thelma's close-fought UK chart battle with Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, but in the US, she won hands down.
The 1973 album 'Eat It' saw the British rock band growing ever more confident and autonomous.
William Guest, a founder member of Gladys Knight & the Pips whose harmonies were on all their memorable hits, passed away on Christmas Eve at 74.
After big UK hits with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ and ‘Baby Love,’ now it was time for some album action.
A new play about the final days of Marvin Gaye is to be given its world premiere in May, 2016 at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton.
On 12 November 1983, one of the many hits from the mega-platinum 'Can't Slow Down' album completed its climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
The record that confirmed the love affair between the UK and the Four Tops, 'Reach Out I'll Be There,' made No. 1 for them in the UK in October 1966.
'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
Besides playing for many years with the Jazz Crusaders, later the Crusaders, his musicianship embellished countless albums. Wilton Felder RIP