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The Temptations Schedule

Celebrated for their infectious Motown music and showy wardrobe, The Temptations made their mark in history for their contributions to soul and R&B music. The Temptations gave other male R&B groups of the era goals to attain, setting the standards high with their polished dance moves and sharp, tailored suits. They are best known for their synchronized dance moves that overshadowed the often improvisational dance moves used by other performers in previous decades. You can still catch this extraordinarily talented group on stage at high-profile venues like the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Massachusetts; The Pavilion at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois; Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California; and more! You can always check out The Temptations' full concert schedule right here on StubHub!


The Temptations Background

Quintessential Motown musicians, The Temptations, originally grew out of a pair of vocal harmony outfits based in Detroit - the Distants and the Primes. The Primes lineup included Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks while the Distants was comprised of Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant and Otis Williams. After the Primes experienced a lineup shift, Williams and Kendricks were asked to be a part of the Distants. The newly formed quintet flaunted their stuff in an audition for Berry Gordy. The Temptations immediately earned a record contract. But even though they were able to score a record deal, they still had the hurdle of building their reputation. By the close of 1963, The Temptations only had "(You're My) Dream Come True" on the R&B charts, which climbed to No. 22. It was around that time that David Ruffin (singer) surfaced, taking Elbridge Bryant's place. With a gospel-style tenor and a gruff voice complemented by a zealous stage show presence, Ruffin served as the ideal addition to the group's lineup. This lineup remained intact from 1964-1968. The group gained momentum with "The Way You Do the Things You Do," which was written by Smokey Robinson. By the mid-1960s, The Temptations dominated the Top 40 with smash hits like "Beauty's Only Skin Deep," "My Girl," "I Wish It Would Rain" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." In 1968, Ruffin split from the group to pursue a solo career. Dennis Edwards stepped in. Edwards entrance corresponded with the advent of what has been described as the group's "psychedelic" era. The Temptations took the direction of leaning toward more modern-day sounds comparable to the group, Sly and the Family Stone. This period vaulted The Temptations' into fame with the release of a litany of hit singles like "I Can't Get Next to You," "Cloud Nine," "Ball of Confusion" and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." During the '70s, The Temptations churned out phenomenal albums like Masterpiece (1973); A Song for You (1975); and The Temptations Do the Temptations (1976). Six years later, two members who had previously left the band, Kendrick and Ruffin, returned to the lineup for the Reunion album along with a supporting tour. As the years passed, The Temptations members experienced several tragedies with the loss of key members, including Ruffin and Williams. But the group continues to soldier on with Otis Williams, one of the original founders of this famous group.


The Temptations Albums

Over three dozen of The Temptations' tracks landed in the Billboard Top 40, with four of them climbing to No. 1. The group additionally produced a record 71 Top 40 tracks, with over a dozen of them scoring the No. 1 spot. Their albums include: Meet the Temptations (1964); The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965); The Temptin' Temptations (1965); Gettin' Ready (1966); The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul (1967); The Temptations in a Mellow Mood (1967); The Temptations Wish It Would Rain (1968); Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations (with Diana Ross & The Supremes) (1968); Cloud Nine (1968); Together (with Diana Ross & The Supremes) (1969); Puzzle People (1969); Psychedelic Shack (1970); The Temptations Christmas Card (1970); Sky's the Limit (1971); Solid Rock (1972); All Directions (1972); Masterpiece (1973); 1990 (1973); A Song for You (1975); House Party (1975); Wings of Love (1975); The Temptations do The Temptations (1976); Hear to Tempt You (1977); Bare Back (1978); Power (1980); Give Love at Christmas (1980); The Temptations (1981); Reunion (1982); Surface Thrills (1983); Back to Basics (1983); Truly for You (1984); Touch Me (1985); To Be Continued (1986); Together Again (1987); Special (1989); Milestone (1991); For Lovers Only (1995); Phoenix Rising (1998); Ear-Resistible (2000); Awesome (2001); Legacy (2004); Reflections (2006); Back to Front (2007); and more!


The Temptations Trivia

Did you know that The Temptations member, Paul Williams, and choreographer, Cholly Atkins, were responsible for developing the now-famous choreography of The Temptations? The most recognized was "The Temptation Walk," which borrowed some moves from acts like the Vibrations and the Flamingos. Atkins and Williams pulled together these moves and others to create the resulting trademark dance routine.


The Temptations Concert Experience

You might want to suit up along with The Temptations as they get ready to take the stage at a venue near you! The Temptations' music has transcended decades, reaching countless generations of fans all over the planet. With timeless classic hits like, "My Girl," "Can't Get Next to You," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" and too many others to name, The Temptations consistently deliver a memorable performance brimming with energy and hypnotic dance moves.

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