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 who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s; their work with producer Norman Whitfield, which started with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history.

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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Shakey Ground
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Shakey Ground
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My Girl
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My Girl
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Get Ready
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Get Ready
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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Just My Imagination
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Just My Imagination
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I Can't Get Next To You
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I Can't Get Next To You
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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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Hey Jude
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Hey Jude
Diana Ross
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
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I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
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Psychedelic Shack
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Psychedelic Shack
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Get Ready
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Get Ready
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Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
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Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
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Cloud Nine
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Cloud Nine
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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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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
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