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.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
An introduction to one of the most immediately recognizable voices in American popular music.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
‘Shop Around’ is an absolutely vital part of the early development of Motown, and on February 12, 1961 it became their first million-seller.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
Even the world’s greatest artists raise their game for Super Bowl performances. Here are the best Super Bowl halftime shows in history.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels the evolution of Black American identity.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
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.
On January 14, 1970 in Las Vegas, Diana Ross appeared in concert as a member of the Supremes for the final time.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
Defining 'The Sound Of Young America' in the 60s, Motown dominated the decade with some of the most life-affirming music of all time.
Running for over four decades, ‘Top Of The Pops’ was a beloved television institution that became the go-to destination for music legends the world over.
Motown's first-ever chart-toppers rounded off a memorable 1967 as another Smokey song and production entered Billboard's Hot 100.