Marvin Gaye, The Prince of Motown brought attention to the NBA and helped boost its image. Gaye pioneered singing the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, in own rendition during the 1983 NBA All-Star game. Continue reading
“Torture” is the second single released off the album Victory by the The Jacksons. Written by Jackie Jackson and fellow Motown veteran Kathy Wakefield, the song is about someone ending a relationship and the torture you feel when you’re still in love with the other person. Continue reading
I’ll Be There is the first single released on Third Album by The Jackson 5. It was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West, and Willie Hutch.
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) is the 1965 Four Tops classic hit.
American music superstar Diana Ross host a moving tribute to her friend and fellow Motown legend Marvin Gaye at the 1985 12th American Music Awards. Continue reading
On the day that Edwin Starr’s War was released in June 1970, two Detroiters in their twenties were jailed for five years for ransacking a Chicago draft board office and burning its records – yet another example of the anger and rebellion which America’s prosecution of the Vietnam war was continuing to stir among the country’s young. The artists of Motown were hardly known at that time for social commentary and controversial material, but Starr had no superstar reputation to put at risk when he cut the song in May 1970. Continue reading
Tracy Smith (CBS Sunday Morning) visits the cast and creators behind the new musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, which recreates the music of the legendary Motown group, and talks with Otis Williams, one of the founding members of The Temptations. Continue reading
Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, released by the Motown label on January 14, 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. Rockwell’s debut single release, the song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals). Continue reading
Yes Indeed is by two hip hop artist Drake, Lil Baby released by 4 Pockets Full, Wolfpack Music Group, Quality Control Music, Motown and Capitol Records on May 15, 2018 as the second single from Lil Baby’s debut album Harder Than Ever. Continue reading
Edwin Starr’s version of “War” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded Continue reading