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The tragic life of Tammi Terrell

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Tammi Terrell was one of Motown’s brightest stars of the 1960s. Her duets with Marvin Gaye became instant soul classics, and her tragic death from brain cancer just shy of her 25th birthday helped to cement her status as a musical icon.

Smokey Robinson takes a walk down memory lane

Some stories never get old.

Not much time passed during Thursday’s South by Southwest keynote interview before Smokey Robinson told his classic tale about meeting Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. and how the experience changed his life both personally and professionally.

The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 1959-1961

Hip-O Select, the new, Internet-only mail-order division of Universal, raised some eyebrows late in 2004 when it announced it was undertaking one of the most ambitious projects ever from an American record label — nothing short of a complete documentation of the classic hits (and misses) of the Motown Sound.