‘If I Were A Carpenter’ 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.
In memory of the much-missed troubadour, songwriter and unique performer.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
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.