Short Abstract:The Temptations (sometimes abbreviated as The Temps or The Tempts) are a Grammy-winning vocal group that achieved fame as one of the most successful acts to record for Motown Records. these men were some of the best people music has ever known and will always The group's repertoire has included, at various times during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 as The Elgins, the Temptations have always featured at least five African American male vocalists/dancers. The group, known for its recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and onstage suits, has been said to be as influential to soul as the Beatles are to rock. Having sold an estimated 22 million albums by 1982, The Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history and were the definitive male vocal group of the 1960s. In addition, they have the second-longest tenure on Motown, as they were with the label for a total of 40 years: 16 years from 1961 to 1977, and 24 more from 1980 to 2004 . As of 2007, the Temptations continue to perform and record for Universal Records with only one original member, founder Otis Williams, in its lineup. .
Backgrounds:Group Or Band
Years Active:1960 - Present
Categories:1960S Music Groups · 1970S Music Groups · American Dancers · American Funk Musical Groups · American Rhythm And Blues Musical Groups · Disco Groups · Funk Musical Groups · Grammy Award Winners · Marvin Gaye Vocalists · Michigan Musical Groups · Motown Records Artists · Musical Groups Established In 1960 · Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees · Soul Musical Groups · Temptations