Ranked amongst the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ by Rolling Stone Magazine, The Temptations have enthralled millions with their groovy music and riveting live performances. The band has garnered immense success over the years and has been described, ‘as influential to soul and R&B as The Beatles are to pop and rock’. The Temptations have sold tens of millions of units around the world and continue to allure thousands of fans to their concerts every year. This season, the band is all set to take down the house by staging energetic and vibrant live performances. The Temptations will be playing live throughout the country including the Margaritaville Resort Casino’s Bossier City stage.
Artist: The Temptations
Hit Songs: Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, Just My Imagination, My Girl, Masterpiece
Major Honors: 3 Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Hailing from Detroit, the band was initially formed in 1960 as The Elgins. The original lineup of the band consisted of members from two rival groups, the Primes and the Distants. Members of both the groups were well acquainted with each other as they used to play at the same public venues and participate in the same talent shows.
However, after the two groups disbanded, Otis Williams was in search of band members in order to audition for Berry Gordy’s label, Motown. Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who had move to Alabama after the disbandment of the Primes, returned to Detroit and joined the new group. The original lineup featuring Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant and Otis Williams, auditioned for Motown and were signed by Berry for the Motown imprint, Miracle.
The group released its first two singles, ‘Check Yourself’ and ‘Oh Mother of Mine’ in 1961. Their debut studio album, ‘Meet the Temptations’ was released in 1964 and made it to the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, The Temptations have released 43 studio albums, fifteen compilation albums and four live albums. Over thirty of the band’s albums have reached the Top 10 position on either the Pop Albums chart or the R&B ALBUMS chart in the US and UK. These albums include 'Truly For You', 'Wings of Love', 'Anthology', 'Solid Rock', 'On Broadway', 'Puzzle People and 'Cloud Nine'. The band has produced fourteen number one hits on the R&B charts as well as nine number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The Temptations - Live
In their 43rd year, The Temptations continue their exciting journey. Currently comprising of exceptionally talented musicians such as Bruce Williams, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, Ron Tyson and original founding member Otis Williams, The Temptations’ live performances continue to enchant countless people every year. The group’s live acts feature high energy crowd, thumping music, flashy dance performances and a thrilling aura, making it a unique and exciting experience for the audience. The Temptations tickets are always a catch amongst the avid fans of the band. So make sure to listen to the legendary group live on stage this season to indulge in an unforgettable musical experience.