In 1961, Motown Records introduced the public to The Temptations, a group of five young men. They were clean cut, well dressed American men who could sing and bridge the racial gap especially with the young white listeners who found their elders too narrow-minded when it came down to great music like The Temptations, The Supremes, etc.
Don’t we all share the same planet traversing the cosmos? Aren’t we all brothers and sisters sharing a common genome?
The group continues to this day with Otis Williams as the last remaining original member. Links below are to websites and some of my favorite songs.
And if you have never heard of The Temptations, take a listen. Become a fan.
G. D. Williams © 2011
Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Treat Her like A Lady
Just My Imagination
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
UPDATE: February 24, 2013
Otis “Damon” Harris, a singer with the Temptations who joined the group in the 1970s, died on Monday at the age of 62, the Baltimore Sun reports. A family spokesman told the paper that Harris had been fighting prostate cancer for 14 years.