The track evoked the Summer of Love of a few months earlier and made lyrical reference to The Beatles.
The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The first queen of Motown followed her opening R&B No. 1 with a second soul chart-topper in a row.
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.
Described by Smokey Robinson as Motown’s “first bang-bang record”, The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ remains one of the greatest soul songs of all time.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
The long-awaited Motown documentary, ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’, received its European premiere in London ahead of a one-night-only cinema showing.
The peerless guitarist passed away on 18 September 1970, but his legacy is felt to this day.
Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
Defining “The Sound Of Young America” in the 60s, Motown dominated the decade with some of the most life-affirming music of all time.