On 20 February 1965, the new single by the Motown queens entered the Hot 100. Within five weeks, it was their next chart-topper.
‘Cloud Nine’ is often assumed to be about getting high, but The Temptations’ Otis Williams swears “there weren’t drug references”.
The powerful 'I Can't Get Next To You' was the second single from the group's 'Puzzle People' album.
The band's 12th UK studio album seized the momentum of the title track, opening single and future staple of their live set.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
With The Smokey Robinson-penned ‘My Girl’, The Temptations created a keystone soul song that put the group on the map, adding to Motown’s winning streak.
Gordy made the announcement as he was feted with the Motown Legacy Award at the Hitsville Honours ceremony in Detroit.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
The album features newly-available tracks by some of the greatest Motown stars, including Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
In memory of the much-missed troubadour, songwriter and unique performer.
The late producer's credits include hits for Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Supremes and many more.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
Cutting far deeper than most break-up songs, ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’ remains Jimmy Ruffin’s defining Motown soul statement.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.