Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up,
In the summer of 1976, the band were on a strange lap of honour.
The Contours’ future Motown smash Do You Love Me hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of 11 August 1962 at a lowly No. 100.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
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, 'I Saw Her Again.'
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 album will feature 60 tracks from the company's culture-shaping history, in 3CD and digital formats as well as a shorter 2LP edition.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
The familiar bonds of fatherhood can be both joyous and complicated. From loving tributes to cathartic confessions, here are the best Father’s Day songs.
The Temptations were at a crossroads with 1966’s ‘Gettin’ Ready’: producing dancefloor hits of the highest order while heading towards the future of soul.
Among the big winners were 'Hadestown', 'The Ferryman', 'The Boys in the Band', and the newest revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 'Oklahoma!'.