Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
It was one of the most incredible concerts ever. These photos tell the story of the events, held in London and Philadelphia in 1985.
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
Deft footwork was required to get the Tops' new single into stores on 9 July 1965.
The song's baroque brilliance was enhanced by the inspired use of a staccato harpsichord.
The sole surviving co-founder of the Motown legends talks to us about his place in their history, the smash hit Broadway musical of their story and much more.
After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid dividends.
After many previous chart battles with The Beatles, the Motown trio unseated the Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
The quartet's first 'Greatest Hits' album spent no fewer than 16 consecutive weeks in the UK top ten.
The itinerary includes an autumn tour of the UK with fellow Motown giants the Four Tops.
Endlessly underrated, Hardin wrote some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of his day, including the endlessly-covered 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe.'
The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
'I've Passed This Way Before' made its debut on Billboard’s Top Selling R&B Singles chart of Christmas Eve 1966.
It’s better to burn out than to fade away… but sometimes a band does neither. After decades on the road, the oldest bands in music history still bring the noise.