Blind singer, had his first hit when he was aged just 13.
2 Marvin Gaye: The Let's Get It On singer was shot and killed by his father 30 years ago this week after an argument.
3 Four Tops: Reach Out I'll Be There was one of a string of hits for this band.
4 Diana Ross and the Supremes: She was the Queen of Motown - burst on to the scene in 1964 with Baby Love.
5 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Old Smokey is still performing hits like Tears of a Clown.
6 Temptations: Another four-piece vocal group, their biggest hit was My Girl
7 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: They did the original 1964 recording of the soul classic Dancing in the Street.
8 Jackson 5: Including a young Michael, they had hits with I Want You Back and I'll Be There.
9 Jimmy Ruffin: One of three singing brothers, he had a massive hit with What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.
10 Mary Wells: She is best remembered for one of Motown's early hits, My Guy.