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We celebrate the women who put soul into the 60s.
The Queen of Soul shot to fame in the 60s with her heartfelt renditions of songs such as 'Respect', 'I Say A Little Prayer' and 'Freeway of Love'.
One of the original Motown stars, Tammi Terrell was best known for a series of duets with Marvin Gaye including 'Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing'. She tragically passed away in 1970 at the tender age of 24.
Martha and the Vandellas found fame in the 1960s thanks to their southern-styled soul and signature songs - 'Dancing In The Street', 'Nowhere to Run' and 'Love is Like a Heatwave'.
With 12 number one singles on the Billboard Top 100, Diana Ross and the Supremes were the most successful female vocal group to come out of Motown Records.
Gladys Knight & the Pips scored several hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s including classics such as 'Midnight Train to Georgia' and 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine'.
Dubbed the 'ultimate original' by Adele, Etta James is best known for her song 'At Last', which was released in 1961.
With a string of hit singles including 'My Guy', 'Two Lovers' and 'You Beat Me To The Punch', Mary Wells helped define the emerging Motown sound in the early 60s.
Tina Turner was first introduced to the public in 1960 as part of the Ike & Turner Revue. The duo had a string of notable hits such as 'Fool In Love' and 'River Deep - Mountain High'.
The singer from New Jersey shot to fame in the early 60s after partnering with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Better known for her record-spinning disco classic from the 1970s 'Don't Leave Me This Way', Thelma Houston released her first single in the late 60s.