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  • Dennis Edwards (1943 - 2018)
    Dennis Edwards, who became a lead singer of the Motown hitmakers The Temptations in 1968 as they embraced psychedelic funk and won Grammy Awards for the songs “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Cloud Nine...
  • Berry Gordy, Jr.
    Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries. Gordy reinvested his songwriting success into producing. In 1957, he dis...
  • Diana Ernestine Earle Ross
    Diana Ross (born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross) is an American singer and actress. During the 1960s, she helped shape the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes, before leaving the group for a solo c...
  • Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)
    Member of the Jackson 5 who later became a successful solo artist. Michael Jackson is known as the "King of Pop." He is one of the most commercially successful and influential entertainers of all time....
  • Marvin Gaye (1939 - 1984)
    Marvin Gaye was an American soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye's father was a storefront preacher; his moth...

For anyone involved in making the music released by the Motown record label.