Source BBC 4

To mark the 50-year anniversary of Motown, a compilation of some of the iconic record label’s greatest names filmed live in the BBC studios. Visitors from Hitsville USA over the years have included Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops and the Jackson 5

It’s an excellent video time capsule and showcases many Motown greats in performances largely unseen in the U.S. Every performance is worth viewing but these were my favorites: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – 2:47, The Temptations – 11:19, Four Tops – 13:33, Gladys Knight & The Pops – 26:10, Billy Preston & Syreeta – 29:29, Erykah Badu – 48:14

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