Michael Ochs Archives
Harvey Fuqua was one of the major forces at Motown Records.
Harvey Fuqua was one of the major forces at Motown Records. Michael Ochs Archives
Longtime music producer Harvey Fuqua, one of the major forces at Motown Records throughout the '60s and early '70s, died July 6 in Detroit. He was 80.
Though Fuqua hasn't always attracted the same recognition as the Holland-Dozier-Holland team or the late Norman Whitfield, he was pivotal in the history of soul music, and his talent touched many classic recordings in a career spanning more than three decades. Here's a look at five of Fuqua's most notable contributions.