These two men with collaboration from The Funk Brothers, Detroit Symphonic Orchestra and The Andantes (Motown Records background singers) created "The Sound of Young America"
Russ Terrana was the Motown recording engineer who recorded and/or mixed down 89 number one records in America with the legendary Paul Riser conducted strings arrangements on majority of the number one hit records.
Terrana also mixed and recorded three singles released by Motown Records in the UK during 1960s which made it to number one on the UK official singles Pop chart.
“Baby Love”, peaked at Pop number one on 19th November 1964 (2 weeks), performed by The Supremes.
“Reach Out I’ll Be There”, peaked at Pop number one on 27th October 1966 (3 weeks), performed by The Four Tops
“I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, peaked at Pop number one on 26th March 1969(3 weeks),performed by Marvin Gaye. The song was also induct
the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical,
artistic and significant" value.
Each of these above mention recordings sold in excess of quarter million copies in the UK during each particular chart run at the top of the UK Official Singles Chart listings.
Researched and compiled by
Mr K Tomlin Music Historian©RCM Music/Signaturesoundsonline 2013