‘Motown: The Sound of Young America’ celebrates the brilliant Detroit record label responsible for much of the greatest soul music of the 20th century. Here are some images from the book, published by Thames & Hudson on 14 March 2016 and priced at £39.95.
The Temptations, The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes at EMI Records in March 1965.
Hitmaker Smokey Robinson in the sound booth at Motown’s Detroit HQ.
Via the spin-off Gordy label, named after founder Berry Gordy, Motown released an album of Rev. Martin Luthor King’s address to the Freedom Rally held in Detroit on 23 June 1963.
The Miracles perform in the early 1960s.
Stevie Wonder in London in early 1966 promoting his latest release, ‘Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’.
Stevie Wonder with David Bowie in 1973.
The Jackson Five taping their ABC-TV Network special, ‘Goin’ Back to Indiana’, in LA July 1971.
Stevie Wonder with Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones North American tour in 1972.
Photoshoot for Diana Ross’s first solo LP after quitting her role as leader of The Supremes.