The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
In the way its music was presented and the universal themes its artists sang of, Motown broke racial barriers to move everyone, no matter their skin colour.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
‘Shop Around’ is an absolutely vital part of the early development of Motown, and on 12 February 1961 it became their first million-seller.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.
In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
'I've Passed This Way Before' made its debut on Billboard’s Top Selling R&B Singles chart of Christmas Eve 1966.
'Temptin' Temptations' was the second in the group's incredible sequence of ten consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard R&B chart.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
A generous offering for the holidays, the ‘A Motown Christmas’ album includes seasonal classics from Stevie, Smokey, The Supremes and Jackson 5.
Remembering when Motown’s most successful female act and the label’s biggest male group came together on album.
By 1970, it was time for a second seasonal album offering from Smokey Robinson and the group.