When you think of Motown artists and records, a signature sound springs to mind. But the label later veered into far-flung musical territory with some surprising artists.
There’s no doubt about it: America’s legendary Motown label was an unparalleled success in the music industry. But beneath the sparkling veneer of catchy hits and matching outfits lurked death, drugs and drama.
Joe Lynn Turner — or JLT as his fans affectionately call him — took a few moments to fill us in on the 10 Albums That Changed His Life.
Bass great backed Motown artists and many others
Farewell to Don Wayne, Wade Mainer, Wardell Querzergue, George Green, David ‘Honey Boy’ Edwards, Esther Gordy Edwards, Ross Barbour, Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford.
Unreleased tracks, rare photos round out 40th anniversary package
Three of Motown’s giants – Mary Wells, The Miracles and The Marvelettes – have yet to be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Goldmine says goodbye to these noteworthy men and women in music
Soul queen reflects on her days with Motown, The Jacksons and Marc Bolan
The year was 1961, and five teenage girls from Inkster, Mich. who called themselves The Marvels — the group that would become The Marvelettes — had finished performing at a local high-school talent show. All that remained was tabulating the results, a mere formality.