Motown Records & Billboard Hot 100
Motown is a record company originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. /5
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Everybody Needs Love is a 1967 album by Gladys Knight & the Pips, their first album for Motown Records' Soul imprint. The LP, chiefly produced by Norman Whitfield, features the singles "Just Walk in My Shoes", the 1966 group's Motown debut, "Everybody Needs Love", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". "Everybody Needs Love", which peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, was Knight & the Pips first major Motown hit, but "Grapevine", which peaked at number 2, was a major success for the group and Motown. Selling over 2.5 million copies, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" became Motown's best-selling single to that point.  Its success would be overshadowed by Marvin Gaye's version of the song, which would be issued on Motown's Tamla label a year after Knight & the Pips' recording. Track listing Side one 1. "Everybody Needs Love" Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr. 2:57 2. "I'll Be Standing By" Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford 2:22 3. "Since I've Lost You" Whitfield, Barrett Strong 2:34 4. "I He ...
Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery; April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye. Terrell's career began as a teenager, first recording for Scepter/Wand Records, before spending nearly two years as a member of James Brown's Revue, recording for Brown's Try Me label. After a period attending college, Terrell recorded briefly for Checker Records, before signing with Motown in 1965. With Gaye, Terrell scored seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "You're All I Need to Get By". Terrell's career was interrupted when she collapsed into Gaye's arms as the two performed at a concert at Hampden-Sydney College on October 14, 1967, with Terrell later being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had eight unsuccessful operations before succumbing to the illness on March 16 ...
The Marvelettes "Please Mr. Postman" becomes Motown Records first song on Billboard Hot 100 on Aug 21, 1961
Highlights from today’s FAB Music Calendar for June 12th include… June 12, 1971 – The Rolling Stones were bumped out of the spot on the Billboard Hot 100 as Honey Cone replaced Brown Sugar with Want Ads. Honey Cone was the Los Angeles trio of Edna Wright, Carolyn Willis and Shelly Clark who were the marquee female act on the Hot Wax record label – The brainchild of the former Motown Records writing and producing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland who in the 1960s were responsible for twenty five hits from Motown artists including The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and The Four Tops. Want Ads debuted on the chart on April 10th, 1971…And within nine weeks climbed from to the Top of the American Pops on its way to earning gold record certification for selling one million copies. The song is credited as having contributed the structure, sound and attitude that would a few years later be the key ingredients to the emergence of disco. Honey Cone scored two more Top Twenty singles, but never again came close to the im ...
R&B singing sensation Ne-Yo has announced that he will be hitting Birmingham’s LG Arena on Thursday (March 14). Ne-yo’s fifth studio album R.E.D, is his first with new label Motown Records after being appointed as the label's senior vice president for A&R. The album crosses over a range of musical genres combining elements of R&B, pop and dance-pop, re-uniting with frequent partners StarGate as well as new collaborators such as Harmony Samuels, No I.D. and The Underdogs. Before hitting the big-time as a singer with his debut single ‘So Sick’, Ne-Yo had success as a songwriter contributing to number of songs released by top artists including; Mary J.Blige, Faith Evans, and most notably he wrote ‘Let me Love you’ for Mario, which reached number on the Billboard Hot 100.
What if Berry Gordy Jr. had not started the Motown Record Corporation? We might not have gotten to experience the artistry of some of the greatest performers of the last half of the 20th century. As the founder and driving force of Motown Records and its subsidiary labels (Tamla, Gordy, Soul, etc.), Gordy provided the access and organization that otherwise may have been unavailable to many of the talented stars who blossomed under Gordy's direction. The glory years for Motown were between its inception in 1960 and the moving of its headquarters from Detroit to Los Angeles in 1972. Over this period the label had over 110 Top Ten hits, according to the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Of those who recorded with Motown over this golden age (1959-1972), who were the top 10 acts? 10. Mary Wells. She was called "Motown Mary," and with good reason. She was the first artist to record on the Motown label itself and not on one of the subsidiary labels, the first to have Smokey Robinson as a writer and producer, the first t ...
"New Planet" RADIO 89-FM...January 15th: On this Day 1958, The Everly Brothers made their debut on British TV appearing on The Perry Como Show. 1961, The Supremes signed a world wide recording contract with Motown Records. Originally founded as the Primettes, they became the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. 1964, The Beatles performed live at the Cinema Cyrano, Versailles, France, before an audience of 2,000. The show was a warm-up for a three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre that would start the next day in Paris. 1965, The Who released their first single 'I Can't Explain'. With Jimmy Page on guitar and The Ivy League on backing vocals, it went on to reach No.8 on the UK chart. 1967, The Rolling Stones were forced to change the lyrics of 'Let’s Spend The Night Together' to Let’s Spend Some Time Together when appearing on the US TV The Ed Sullivan Show, after the producers objected ...
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