They were the unsung heroes of Motown- the house band known as the Funk Brothers that played on over 200 classic Motown songs. If they were a credited band they would be the greatest in history with countless gold and platinum albums and hundreds of millions of records sold.
The Motown stars owed their success to The Funk Brothers whose musical skills could make a good song great. Despite spending much of their careers in the shadows, they would eventually get their due when they were featured in an award winning documentary- Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
In 2013 they were finally given a showbiz honor that had been granted to their Motown colleagues- a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was long overdue.