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’sLet’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.”

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