From the Jazz Age through to modern rock, great songwriting partnerships have provided some of popular music’s finest moments.
The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
The Grammy-winning song is a revered example of the group’s fruitful relationship with producer Norman Whitfield and his co-writer Barrett Strong
The powerful song was the second single from the group's 'Puzzle People' album.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
'Beauty Is Only Skin Deep' became the third of four consecutive R&B No.1s for the Emperors of Soul.
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
The single entered the pop and soul charts as its parent album 'Solid Rock' climbed to No. 1 R&B.
Dennis Edwards, lead singer with Motown legends the Temptations from 1968 up to 1977 and again in later years, has died in Chicago at the age of 74.
The Temptations negotiated a potentially hazardous line-up change and told their fans they were still doing fine, on 'Cloud Nine,' released 25 October 1968.
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
On November 20, 1971, Rod Stewart followed 'Maggie May' by hitting the Hot 100 again with a cover of one of his favourite groups, the Temptations.
The No. 1s came thick and fast for the Temptations in the late 60s. 46 years ago, the Tempts got their fourth in 20 months with ‘I Can’t Get Next To You.’
The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song ended with the revelation that the Tamla track that won the vote was… Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.