The Temptations stand tall as the top vocal group in R&B history. Between 1965 and 1989, the all-male Detroit quintet chocked up a total of 43 Top 10 singles on Billboard’s R&B chart, 14 of them reaching #1. Although the group has gone through numerous personnel changes over the years, it is best remembered for the classic 1963-68 lineup comprising Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Paul Williams, and Melvin Franklin. Otis Williams, the only original member from that period who is still living, remains with the group.
While growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Kendricks and Paul Williams were drawn to the gospel-infused sounds of Clyde McPhatter’s... Read More