The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
The Motown quartet's skill in customising pop material was especially clear when they covered Jimmy Webb.
In memory of the much-missed troubadour, songwriter and unique performer.
The late star's life and musical legacy will also be celebrated with a free concert at Detroit's Chene Park Amphitheatre on the eve of her funeral.
The session veteran won the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award with his fellow musicians in 2004.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
Deft footwork was required to get 'It's The Same Old Song' into stores on 9 July 1965.
The sole surviving co-founder of the Motown legends talks to us about his place in their history, their new album 'All The Time' and much more.
After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid divident
After many previous chart battles with the Beatles, on 11 March 1967 the Supremes unseated the Rolling Stones with 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.'
On 27 February 1965, Martha & the Vandellas added their entry to Motown's list of greats that year, as they entered the Hot 100 with 'Nowhere To Run.'
Great Britain was still catching up with the Four Tops when something historic happened on 10 February 1968: they landed Motown's first UK No. 1 album.
Motown legends The Temptations and The Four Tops have announced a major UK tour of arenas for this forthcoming winter of 2018
Tim Hardin, who wrote such beautiful and enduring songs as 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe,' died on 29 December 1980 at the age of just 39.