We announced the exciting news on Monday that the Empress of Soul herself, Gladys Knight, would be making her debut appearance at the first direct arena in Leeds and the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of a small UK tour this summer.
This had us jumping for joy for many reasons – one being the fact that she sung one of the most recognised songs of all time, ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, which had the good old Tina Fey treatment and was parodied on ’30 Rock’ (look out for a cameo from Knight herself at the end of the clip)…
But we were also reminded just how great the music of Motown is. With artists including The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Tammi Terrell, Lionel Richie and the Jackson 5, signed to the record company, it’s fair to say that some of the most influential and successful artists of all time stem from this label.
In honour of this, we’ve compiled a playlist of our top Motown picks. This was quite a difficult one to cut down as there are SO MANY amazing songs to choose from – but don’t worry, we made sure to include the classic ‘Let’s Get It On’ – Enjoy!
Gladys Knight tickets are available now. Find yours here.