By 1970, it was time for a second seasonal album offering from Smokey and the group.
The track evoked the Summer of Love of a few months earlier and made lyrical reference to The Beatles.
Smokey Robinson performed a one-off concert that aired on November 14 for the Bloomington, Minnesota-based nonprofit the PACER Center.
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.
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.
In October 1964 THE place to be, if you were teenagers, living in Southern California, was the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium where the T.A.M.I. show was filmed.
Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
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.
The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ is one of the greatest soul songs of all time. Here's the story of how it got made.
'Beauty Is Only Skin Deep' became the third of four consecutive R&B No.1s for the Emperors of Soul.
The artist they called the first lady of Motown scored her first R&B No.1 with a Smokey Robinson co-write and production.
The peerless guitarist passed away on September 18, 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.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.