December 21, 2010

Tune In Tuesday: The Temptations

The Temptations have been part of the musical scene for over 40 years. Everyone has a favorite hit by The Temptations. Personally, my favorites are probably My Girl, Ball of Confusion and Silent Night. The Temptations made Motown famous with their sharp dress and tight dance choreography. Every villager reading this post knows that they've tried to mimick those Temptation moves at some point in their life!

The group started as The Primes and The Distants; two Detroit groups that came together in the early 1960’s. Their combined their forces and signed with Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, changing their names first from the Elgins then to the Temptations. They added singer David Ruffin, and had their first smash hit in 1964 with “The Way You Do The Things You Do”. After Ruffin’s legendary lead on “My Girl” the Temptations were stars.

I'll end this tribute to The Temptations with a song that has great meaning to all of us at this time of the year. Merry Christmas Villagers!

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