The Temptations

The Temptations

Impeccable harmonies and fine-tuned stage choreography.

Founded

1960 in Detroit, Michigan

Full Name

Date of Birth

1960 in Detroit, Michigan

Still Alive

Date of Death

Later Influenced

The Jackson 5, The O'Jays, The Spinners, Ohio Players, Chic, Rick James, New Edition, Boyz II Men, BTS

The Temptations
The Temptations

About The artist

One of Motown's most elastic acts, they tackled both lush pop and politically charged funk with equal flair and weathered a steady stream of changes in personnel and consumer tastes with rare dignity and grace.
Jason Ankeny, Allmusic.com

Did you know...

The Temptations initial five-man lineup was the result of a merger between Detroit vocal groups the Primes and the Distants.

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