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|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 theBillboardHot 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 to have a MotownBillboardtop 10 hit, and the first to have a number one song, all according toThe Billboard Book of Number One Hits. Her number one hit wasMy Guy, written by Robinson. She had three other Top 10 hits with Robinson as writer and producer:The One Who Really Loves You,You Beat Me To The Punch, andTwo Lovers. She was also the first major artist to leave the Motown label, and she did not enjoy much success after saying so long to the Motown family.9.Holland-Dozier-Holland. While Holland-Dozier-Holland (H-D-H) were not performers, their importance to Motown cannot be overstated. H-D-H served as primary songwriters at Motown and also were producers and arrangers. Eddie Holland wrote lyrics and arranged vocals, while Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland composed the music. They worked for Motown from 1962-1967, during which time they delivered over 30 Top 10Billboardpop hits, including over a dozen number one songs, according toThe Billboard Book of Number One Hits. They worked primarily with the Supremes and the Four Tops, and wrote ten of the twelve number one entries of the Supremes. They left Motown because of a dispute over royalties with founder Berry Gordy Jr. Holland-Dozier-Holland were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF) in 1990.8.Marvin Gaye. After placing 17 singles on theBillboardHot 100 chart, Marvin Gaye finally reached the top of the chart withI Heard It Through The Grapevine, written and produced by Norman Whitfield. The song spent seven weeks at number one in late 1968 and early 1969. Marvin ended up with three number one singles on theBillboardHot 100 and 13 number one singles on the Rhythm and Blues chart, including two duets with Tammi Terrell. In the early 1970s, Gaye pushed Motown into a more socially conscious direction when he released songs likeWhat's Going OnandMercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology). He was inducted into the RRHOF in 1987.7.Martha and the Vandellas. One of the most successful girl groups of the early 1960s, Martha and the Vandellas scored many hits on Motown's Gordy label, includingHeat WaveandQuicksand. The lone number one hit they had was on the Rhythm and Blues chart whenJimmy Mack, written by Hoiland-Dozier-Holland, reached the top spot in 1967. They were later known as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and they were elected to the RRHOF in 1995.6.The Four Tops. Levi Stubbs, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Lawrence Payton and Renaldo "Obie" Benson comprised the Four Tops, and they performed and recorded together for over 40 years without any changes in their lineup, and unprecedented achievement. Their first number one song,I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), defined the "Motown sound"* perhaps better than any other song. The Four Tops reached the summit of theBillboardHot 100 chart again withReach Out, I'll Be There. Both of their number one tunes were written by Holland-Dozier-Holland. The Four Tops were enshrined in the RRHOF in 1990.5.Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. As a writer, producer andvice presidentof Motown, Smokey Robinson was an indispensible contributor to Motown's success. With his group the Miracles, Robinson gave Motown's Tamla label its first million-selling record whenShop Aroundreached number two on theBillboardsingles chart. Robinson was best known for writing romantic lyrics, and Bob Dylan once called him "America's greatest living poet." The Miracles had two number oneBillboardpop hits and fourBillboardRhythm and Blues chart-toppers. Smokey also penned number one smashes for other artists. Two examples of this wereMy Guyfor Mary Wells andMy Girl,which he allowed the Temptations to record rather than doing it himself. His songs were also covered by major stars not with Motown like Linda Ronstadt and the Beatles. Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, but his group the Miracles has not been installed in the RRHOF as of 2011.4.The Temptations. Using their famous four-headed microphone that allowed them to move about more freely, the Temptations were one of the most dynamic stage performers of their time. They took choreography to a new level and redefined what it meant to be "cool." They were the first male group at Motown to achieve a number one hit whenMy Girl, released on the Gordy label, topped the chart in March of 1965. The classic lineup of the Temptations featured David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Paul|
|#46608||27.11.2013 - 09:47 Uhr||Corina|
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