The Detroit native teamed up with his original bandmates in 1953, and has been a Top ever since.
Endlessly underrated, Hardin wrote some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of his day, including the much-covered ‘If I Were A Carpenter’ and ‘Reason To Believe.’
The Chicago singer was badly in need of a hit when his 'Live!' album started to sell, then he recorded a single that topped the R&B chart.
The 1970 compilation was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was released in the US just three weeks after ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ had finished its two-week reign.
Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, Gloria Jones’ legacy extends far beyond ‘Tainted Love.’
The classic 1960s song is also closely associated with the Four Tops, Johnny Cash & June Carter and many others.
The Motown quartet's skill in customizing pop material was especially clear when they covered Jimmy Webb.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
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.
The engine that drove the Motown machine was made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown 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.
Deft footwork was required to get the Tops' new single into stores on July 9, 1965.
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.