One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
Remembering a great collaboration 1973 between giants of blues and soul.
The Motown classic has a history that also embraces Stevie's former wife Syreeta, Michael McDonald and Rufus Wainwright.
The pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
The album was a bold announcement of the new-found creative freedom of an artist who'd just turned 21.
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.
Motown’s story is often told by the superstars who helped define the company’s sound, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
The album stands tall among Stevie's most important work, both in terms of his profound songwriting and its use of his new best friend, the synthesizer.
The 1968 album 'Dusty...Definitely' was the first to be co-produced by the singer herself.
'With You I'm Born Again,' from the 'Fastbreak' soundtrack, became an easy listening staple and one of the biggest hits either artist ever had.