Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
The first queen of Motown followed her opening R&B No. 1 with a second soul chart-topper in a row.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The film, directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, tells the Motown story from its birth in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.
Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up.
Watch Smokey Robinson and James Corden perform old and new soul hits in a late night sing-off battle.
The stars of Motown were out in full force at the West Coast premiere of ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ in Los Angeles
“Motown is critical not only to the history of music in America, but also the history of America itself”
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.
To mark Motown’s 60th anniversary, all of the surviving artists who helped build Motown’s legacy to what it is today were on hand to perform their hits.