After paying dues all through the 1960s, the American soul man's hard work finally paid dividends.
Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, Gloria Jones’ legacy extends far beyond ‘Tainted Love.’
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 10.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, Jamerson helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
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 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.
'I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me)' became Richard's last Top 20 R&B hit and featured a future superstar guitarist.
The group were on a roll from the success of 'God Only Knows' when Brian Wilson's new masterpiece 'Good Vibrations' gave them their first UK No. 1.
The track evoked the Summer of Love of a few months earlier and made lyrical reference to The Beatles.
In late 1965, 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' became the Godfather's second big crossover single in a row.
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.