For the perfect soundtrack for a festive get-together, the Motown Christmas playlist features the best Motown Christmas songs from the legendary label.
George's first A-side composition for the group was an undying and endlessly-covered ballad.
Only a year after Gladys Knight and the Pips took it to the top of the R&B chart, Marvin made 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' his for keeps.
How to follow a classic like 'My Guy'? The first queen of Motown did so by making it two soul chart-toppers in a row.
Motown's inspired decision to release the three-year-old 'Tears Of A Clown' as a UK 45 led it to No. 1 in Britain and a belated US release.
Groundbreaking album art will be on display in London, Manchester and Glasgow as part of the celebrations.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
A Bob Dylan cover landed the folk heroes on TV and in the UK singles chart.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
You’ll find answer records in all walks of music. Some are aggressive, some motivated by a sense of injustice, and others show contempt through wit.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
Released on 16 March 1976, Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ was a deeply personal album that laid the blueprint for the R&B and neo soul stars of the 90s and 00s.
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.'
On Smokey Robinson’s 18th birthday, 19 February 1958, his first single with the Miracles was released, and a great career began with an answer record.
‘Shop Around’ by the Miracles was a vital part of the early development of Motown, and on 12 February 1961, it became their first million-seller.