The Good Old Days: The Temptations

Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and Elbridge “Al” Bryan

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.

Enjoy!

And if you have never heard of The Temptations, take a listen.  Become a fan.

Current: Otis Williams, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, Ron Tyson, and Bruce Williamson

G. D. Williams       © 2011

Otis Williams

http://www.otiswilliams.net/

The Temptations

http://www.thetemptations.com/

SONGS

My Girl

http://youtu.be/ltRwmgYEUr8

Papa Was a Rolling Stone

http://youtu.be/3s3SNHIH0bs

Treat Her like A Lady

http://youtu.be/PPUsQDm-HQY

Just My Imagination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Z9-QCmZyw

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

http://youtu.be/RfyFI-4ZsaE

UPDATE:  February 24, 2013

Richard Street, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, Dennis Edwards and Damon Harris of the Temptations.
Richard Street, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, Dennis Edwards and Damon Harris of the Temptations.

Rolling Stone

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.

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