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The "Classic 5" lineup of the Temptations: David Ruffin (bottom left), Melvin Franklin (top left), Paul Williams (top right), Otis Williams (bottom right), and Eddie Kendricks (center) c. 1965.

Source: Wikipedia

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential to the evolution of R&B and soul music. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2015[update], the Temptations continue to perform with one living original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.

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  • Also known as: The Elgins, The Pirates
  • Origin: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Genres: Rhythm and blues, soul, funk, doo-wop, rock and roll
  • Years active: 1960–present
  • Labels: Warwick, Miracle, Gordy, Motown, Atlantic, New Door
  • Associated acts: The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield, The Four Tops, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards
  • Website: www.temptationssing.com
  • Members: Otis Williams Ron Tyson Joe Herndon Terry Weeks Bruce Williamson
  • Past members: Elbridge "Al" Bryant Melvin Franklin Eddie Kendricks Paul Williams David Ruffin Dennis Edwards Ricky Owens Richard Street Damon Harris Glenn Leonard Louis Price Ali-Ollie Woodson Theo Peoples Ray Davis Harry McGilberry Barrington "Bo" Henderson G. C. Cameron

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Full list of winners from the 73rd Tony Awards
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-06-09 23:16:07
"Hadestown" has 14 nominations — the most of any production this year — followed by The Temptations biographical musical "Ain't Too Proud" with 12 nods

Broadway's MVP: Jeremy Pope on his rare double Tony nominations
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-06-03 13:41:58
Actor Jeremy Pope is the first black man in Tony history to earn two separate acting nominations in the same season. The nominations are for his performances in the play "Choir Boy" and the musical "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations." "CBS This Morning" co-host ...

Watch 7 Songs from Tony-Nominated Broadway Shows
NY Times Music, 2019-05-22 18:33:55
Cher! Rodgers & Hammerstein! The Temptations! Plus a giddy prom-goer and a very anxious actress — and only here.

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