A flawless singer and brilliant songwriter, Marvin Gaye was a prime mover of Black music from the early 1960s into the 1980s. His masterpiece, What's Going On became a template for how to marry a strong message with a pop sensibility in order to reach as large an audience as possible.
Leader of The Miracles, songwriter, and Motown pioneer.
His name says it all. He is indeed a wonder.
They set the mold for female r&b and pop vocal groups.
Impeccable harmonies and fine-tuned stage choreography.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Combines rhythm and blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.