1966

1966

Gordy signs Gladys Knight and the Pips after seeing them perform at the Apollo Theatre, as well as the Isley Brothers, Tammi Terrell and the songwriting team of Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson. Motown has fourteen top ten singles this year, including “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” The Four Tops second #1 written and produced by production team of Holland-Dozier- Holland. “Reach Out” is one of the most well-known Motown recordings of the 1960s and Motown’s second #1 in the U.K.

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