Sound of Motown

SOUL and R&B are genres too easily tagged on to music these days.

But if you want to relive (or discover for the first time) R&B at its peak, then look no further than the Motown legends visiting Glasgow this week.

The Four Tops and The Temptations share a double bill at the Clyde Auditorium, each providing instantly recognisable tunes.

A few titles? Reach Out (I’ll Be There) from the former perhaps, or Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and My Girl from the latter.

The headliners may not boast an original line-up, but Four Tops founding member Abdul Duke Fakir will be there, as well as Otis Williams of The Temptations.

Joining the groups are 60s girl group The Crystals (again, Then He Kissed Me might ring a bell, as well as associations with the famous Phil Spector) and 70s disco troupe Tavares.

With themed nights still happening in Glasgow and regular plays on every easy listening radio station you can think of, it’s clear that the popularity of Motown hasn’t waned – and Sunday night may be a chance for multiple generations to experience the magic once more.

Show starts at 7.30pm at the Clyde Auditorium. Tickets £40, available from 0844 395 4000 or