Today marks the 51st anniversary of Tamla Motown’s first ever UK show. On 20th March 1965, some of the biggest Motown stars touched down in London to begin their UK tour with a concert at the Astoria, Finsbury Park. The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles were among the artists who performed and helped Motown break the UK and Europe.
The tour continued at 20 other venues around the country over 21 days including shows in Glasgow and Newcastle, with two performances each night.
Take a look at some iconic shots of the artists on tour: