After a decade of hard work, the Los Angeles native born 20 July 1945 was on her way, with 'Bette Davis Eyes' and then the 'Mistaken Identity' album.
You’ll find answer records in all walks of music. Some are aggressive, some motivated by a sense of injustice, and others show contempt through wit.
'You Go To My Head' is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
The Temptations were at a crossroads with 1966’s ‘Gettin’ Ready’: producing dancefloor hits of the highest order while heading towards the future of soul.
From the superb catalogue of the Emperors of Soul, 20 of the best Temptations songs in this exclusive playlist, including their new 2018 material.
On the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's death, Stevie Wonder and over 80 musicians, politicians and actors share their #DreamStillLives video.
The immortal soul landmark 'My Girl' by the Temptations, written by Smokey Robinson, is among 2018's new additions to the National Recording Registry.
When it came to a new Smokey Robinson song, Mary Wells' departure from the Motown hierarchy was Brenda Holloway's gain with 'When I'm Gone.'
20 lesser-known facts to honour the memory of Johnny Cash, one of the true titans of country music, born on 26 February 1932.
On Smokey Robinson’s 18th birthday, 19 February 1958, his first single with the Miracles was released, and a great career began with an answer record.
‘Shop Around’ by the Miracles was a vital part of the early development of Motown, and on 12 February 1961, it became their first million-seller.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great Americana Songbook.
Even the world’s greatest raise their game for the Super Bowl performances. Here are the best Super Bowl halftime shows in history.
Sam Cooke, born on 22 January, 193, was not only a soul icon, but one of the first African-American stars with a grasp of how the music business worked.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.