Son of music royalty talks shunning nepotism, calling on God and enlisting Michael Jackson for 1984 hit
Motown maestro to be honored with songwriting award at D.C. ceremony in November
Exclusive book excerpt tells story of 'Motown 25' appearance that made Jackson a solo superstar
Motown's first employee and longtime publicist invented label's slogan "The Sound of Young America"
144-track CD set will feature 25 new stereo mixes of classics from artists like Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye
The singer had hits with "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On (To My Love)"
"They were the first huge white act to admit, 'Hey, we grew up with some black music. We love this.'"
Your picks include 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg,' 'Dancing in the Streets' and 'Tracks of My Tears'
Label founder also describes disagreement with Marvin Gaye over 'What's Goin' On'
Founder of the Corporation wrote hits for the Jackson 5
Black History Month event featured performances by Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, John Legend and others
Pop star seeking royalties, masters from early recordings
The former child star talks new album 'Thriller,' his career, and wanting to escape it all
Candid conversation, a live performance, and a bit of boxing