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Temptations/David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:29:15 PM »
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".

Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award - for "Cloud Nine" in 1969  - and in 2013 received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, "My Girl", "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were also ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

The Temptations In my opinion were the greatest vocal group of all time.

The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone

My Girl by The Temptations WITH LYRICS!

The Temptations- "I Wish It Would Rain"

The Temptations - Aint Too Proud To Beg

Just My Imagination - The Temptations

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - Temptations

The Temptations - You're My Everything

The Temptations  ☆ SINCE I LOST MY BABY

Temptations | My Baby

TEMPTATIONS-The Late Great Paul Williams Sr.-Don't look back

"Psychedelic Shack" by The Temptations

Temptations ( Run away child running wild )

Cloud Nine: The Temptations

The Temptations - Ball of Confusion

The Temptations- I can't get next to you

The Temptations - Get Ready (1966)

The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do (1965)

I Could Never Love Another- The Temptations- 1968

David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love

David Ruffin-My Whole World Ended

Eddie Kendricks : Boogie Down

Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin
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Re: Temptations/David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 08:24:28 PM »
David Ruffin - Statue of a Fool