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The Secret History of Motown’s Greatest Hits

Motown songwriters Brian and Eddie Holland tell all about the making of their classic hits

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Especially if you were born years after their release, it can be hard to picture anyone writing Motown Records’ Sixties hits – “Heat Wave,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There” feel like they were handed down on tablets. But for the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, creating songs that would live forever was just their job, and they deserve as much credit as, say, Lennon/McCartney. Brian Holland and Eddie Holland — authors of the new memoir Come and Get These Memories: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland — join host Brian Hiatt on a new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now for an in-depth interview on the early days of Motown, the making of their most famous songs, romancing Diana Ross,  and more.

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