Gordy resigns as president of Motown Records to assume leadership of Motown Industries, which includes film, TV, record and publishing divisions – he becomes Chairman of the Board.
Diana Ross’ “Touch Me In The Morning” released. Reaches #1 on the pop chart. Her second #1 as a solo artist.
Motown releases Stevie Wonder’s top-selling “Innervisions,” album wins six Grammys.
Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” reaches #1 and remains at the top of the singles charts for two weeks.
Smokey’s first solo effort released: “Sweet Harmony.”