The Temptations

Motown soul vocal group. Formed 1960
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The Temptations

The Temptations Biography (Wikipedia)

The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution of R&B and soul music. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2017, the Temptations continue to perform with one original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.

Featuring five male vocalists and dancers (save for brief periods with fewer or more members), the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. The original founding members were originally members of two rival Detroit vocal groups: Otis Williams, Elbridge "Al" Bryant, and Melvin Franklin of Otis Williams & the Distants, and Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams of the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin, who was the lead vocalist on a number of the group's biggest hits, including "My Girl" (1964), "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (1966), and "I Wish It Would Rain" (1967). Ruffin was replaced in 1968 by Dennis Edwards, with whom the group continued to record hit records such as "Cloud Nine" (1969) and "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" (1970). The group's lineup has changed frequently since the departures of Kendricks and Paul Williams from the act in 1971. Later members of the group have included singers such as Richard Street, Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, and Ali-Ollie Woodson, with whom the group scored a late-period hit in 1984 with "Treat Her Like a Lady".

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Get Ready
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My Girl
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My Girl
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Cloud Nine
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Cloud Nine
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Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
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Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
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Law Of The Land
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Law Of The Land
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All I Need
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All I Need
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The Way You Do The Things You Do
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The Way You Do The Things You Do
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You're Not An Ordinary Girl
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You're Not An Ordinary Girl
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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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Ball Of Confusion
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Ball Of Confusion
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Psychedelic Shack
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Psychedelic Shack
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Treat Her Like A Lady
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Treat Her Like A Lady
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Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
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Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
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I Want a Love I Can See
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I Want a Love I Can See
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Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
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Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
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Since I Lost My Baby
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Since I Lost My Baby
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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The Girl's Alright With Me
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The Girl's Alright With Me
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Stay
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Stay
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