The Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, Martha & The Vandellas, Ike & Tina Turner, Al Green, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes, the Isley Brothers, the Platters, the Coasters, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Parliament-Funkadelic, Solomon Burke, Don Covay, the Emotions, the Jackson 5, the Sylvers, Luther Vandross, and the list goes on. Talent was what sustained them. Image was one thing but they had the talent to back it up unlike a lot of artists and groups today. Video did kill the radio star. Then again it was by design.