'Beauty Is Only Skin Deep' became the third of four consecutive R&B No.1s for the Emperors of Soul.
The artist they called the first lady of Motown scored her first R&B No.1 with a Smokey Robinson co-write and production.
In memory of the much-missed troubadour, songwriter and unique performer.
The vocalist died at his home in Las Vegas after losing a battle with coronavirus.
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
In the summer of 1976, the band was on a strange lap of honor.
The six-piece from Detroit, the Contours, took the song to No.1 on the US R&B chart for three weeks.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
The pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
The summer of 1966 brought the Californian quartet's next hit.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
The one-time Motown secretary and backing vocalist became one of the company's A-list vocalists.
The acclaimed 1978 release was soon making it six No. 1 US albums in a row for the Stones, when it replaced Gerry Rafferty’s ‘City To City’ at the top.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes center stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.