The Temptations & Four Tops’sConcert & Tour History
The Motown sound has come to define the American musical zeitgeist from the 1960s onwards. Borrowing its name from the host city of Detroit that was nicknamed Motor-Town or Motown due to the concentration auto manufacturing entities, the eponymous sound was courtesy the likes of the Miracles, The Marvelletes , The Supremes, The Temptations and the Four Tops. The latter two have distinctly featured an all-male lineup that has crooned and charmed its way through the annals of R&B, soul, doo-wop and pop for more than half-a century and are still going strong. Off-late they have joined forces and by getting your hands on The Temptations & Four Tops tickets, you can behold all their tempting and spinning till you are fully satiated.
Initially embodying a doo-wop sound as The Primes that mirrored itself in their sister act The Primettes, surviving members Paul Williams along with Eddie Kendricks joined forces with the remnants of The Distants, namely Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin to first group together as The Elgins and then finally as The Temptations at the onset of the 1960s, whereby making The Temptations & Four Tops team-up being more than five decades in the making.
Under the mentorship of Smokey Robinson and fellow “Miracle worker” Booby Rogers, The Temptations garnered some early popularity with hits such as “Dream Come True” and the chart-topping number “The Way You Do the Things You Do” that was penned by Smokey and “My Girl” that peaked at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1964. Releasing their debut album Meet The Temptations the same year, the group went on to build an impressive repertoire of almost four dozen studio albums that entailed more than a dozen chart-topping records and spawned 18 number singles including a quartet of Billboard Hot 100 toppers. Their legacy has helped them clinched numerous awards including a trifecta of Grammys as well as a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance in 2007. And their Grammy winning sound will be tempting you throughout The Temptations & Four Tops event.
Before they could commence their musical gyrations, the Four Tops started out having their sights set on their goals of stardom as the Four Aims and then adopted their popular moniker three years later. Initially toying with jazzy melodies, the Four Tops, namely Abdul “Duke” Fakir and Levi Stubbs along with Lawrence Payton and the dynamic Renaldo “Obie” Benson, started channeling the mainstream and saw their first hit in “Baby I Need Your Loving” that peaked at the 11th spot on Billboard Hot 100. And they sure will be giving back a lot of loving in their performance at The Temptations & Four Tops gig. Working with an assortment of labels such as Motown, Casablanca, ABC-Dunhill and Arista, the Four Tops have spun out almost four dozen albums that include more than a dozen top-ten offerings, including a trifecta of chart-topping ones, and entail almost two dozen top-ten singles with a trio of #1s.
So book The Temptations & Four Tops tickets now to be cajoled through time along some mellowed melodic milestones.