In October 1961, 'The Genius' began his first climb towards the UK top ten with ‘Hit The Road Jack.’
In 1963, the rapid emergence of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas travelled at 45 rpm with three smash hit singles, then at 33rpm with their second album.
Director John Singleton left behind more than just a cinematic legacy; his soundtracks brought the black experience to life on the big screen.
The song was a musical tour de force by the 23-year-old Motown genius, who survived a serious accident just after its release.
The album contained such international signature hits as 'Get Down On It' and 'Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It).'
The 20-track collection is now available for the first time in black and limited edition red vinyl versions.
With The Smokey Robinson-penned ‘My Girl’, The Temptations created a keystone soul song that put the group on the map, adding to Motown’s winning streak.
The influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.
Gordy made the announcement as he was feted with the Motown Legacy Award at the Hitsville Honours ceremony in Detroit.
The long-awaited Motown documentary, ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’, received its European premiere in London ahead of a one-night-only cinema showing.
Released on 23 September 1969, Isaac Hayes’ Hot Buttered Soul remains a visionary album, and a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
The Supremes co-founder talks about her new book 'Supreme Glamour' and her fond memories of the group's Motown heyday.
A tribute to the man who helped invent modern-day R&B with his deeply soulful, gospel-influenced piano playing and singing.
Fuelled by ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,' the soundtrack album gave Stevie another US R&B No. 1 and ended Prince's supremacy with 'Purple Rain.'
The album features newly-available tracks by some of the greatest Motown stars, including Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
After 30 years of pioneering pop music, modern-day Motown still shapes “The Sound Of Young America”, thanks to the slew of new artists storming the charts.