“Sloopy” was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first
The New Birth was an ever-shifting assemblage that scored a big hit in 1974
When Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1968 the team needed new hitmakers. They found them in 100 PROOF.
In 1969 two of Motown’s greatest groups teamed up for a smash single
Ruby and the Romantics set the charts on fire with a bossa nova flavored hit in 1963
Known primarily as background singers, the Originals got some help from Marvin Gaye and had their own hits
2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books
A splendid new visual history of the legendary soul label
Best known as a songwriter/producer, Lamont Dozier also had hits on his own
The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history
Norman Whitfield and the Velvelettes were a match made in soul music heaven
The Brothers Johnson ruled the funk world in the ’70s
Tonight’s the Night was a small hit at the beginning of a Hall of Fame career
David Ruffin was not the only Temptation who went on to solo success
The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in ’84
Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown
1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists
Martha & the Vandellas had their first hit with their second Gordy single
It’s Friday, you know what to do …
It’s the last Friday Five of 2012! Join in with five random tracks of your own.
Over the years, certain television programs became iconic because of their historical value—the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis Presley’s 1968 “comeback” special, Nirvana on MTV Unplugged. Others have…
In 1964 Joe Hinton broke out with his hit cover of a Willie Nelson song. Four years later he was gone in the prime of his career.
I quit buying 45s when I was 13 years old. After that, I considered myself an album consumer, but that sometimes created an economic conundrum: when a cool new song…
Say what you want about the Guess Who and Three Dog Night… because you may be talking about the other band anyway.
1969 –The year Hair dominated the American airwaves. The first of several Hair cover songs debuts on AM Gold this week.
And thus ends another year on our trolley ride through the land of Time-Life’s “AM Gold: 1967.”
We’re one week away from the end of AM Gold: 1966, and for the Popdose staff it seems it couldn’t come fast enough.
We bid adieu to 1965 and take up a debate on the merits of Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger.”
AM Gold: 1964 beckons! Enjoy the Supremes and the Zombies! Make it through Gene Pitney!
The Marvelettes were Motown’s first successful female group, and they scored the company’s first number one pop hit. In all they scored 21 hits in eight years.