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Thursday, April 6, 2017

POP Music: The Temptations


 

They were the emperors of soul; audio and visual perfection. Despite a few initial stumbles, The Temptations became one of Motown's biggest acts, breaking sales records and racial barriers. 

The only thing smoother than their vocals were their moves and their discography features some of the most recognizable songs from the last century. My Girl, Cloud Nine, The Way You Do the Things You Do, Get Ready, Who's Loving You and Lady Soul are just a few of their mega-hits.

Regardless of line-up, the group has always featured band member Otis Williams who has seen the group through its decades of existence. Some of its more memorable members who are no longer with us include David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin and Allie-Ollie Woodson who have provided hours of great listening to millions around the world.