The Temptations Tickets for Sale
The Temptations have been the ambassadors of the MoTown sound for a full half century. Though the lineup has changed, the sound has remained much the same and the group still coordinators its suits and its dance moves. They still sing the same sweet harmonies and they still have Otis Williams as the unofficial leader. The Temptations tickets will feature this original mastermind and the latest singers to take the spots of those original members, each whom have passed.
The typical Motown group had been led by at least one phenomenal singer, yet the Temptations, perhaps the most popular group of its genre, was and still is led by Otis Williams. Otis (there have been more than one Williams in the long history of the band) did not have a bad or weak voice. Rather, he had a good voice fitting for a tenor much farther down the roster. What set him apart was his vision. He had the foresight to merge the Distants and the Primes. The Distants were comprised of second tenor Otis, lead tenor Al Bryant, and the deep bass of Melvin Franklin. The Primes were comprised of tenor and falsetto Eddie Kendricks and baritone Paul (not related to Otis) Williams.
Together they may have only released four Billboard Hot 100 number ones and 14 Billboard R&B number ones. “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and “My Girl” helped usher in an incredible era for Motown records and sounds of the streets of Detroit. The Temptations would quickly begin altering the lineup, with the most successful exchanging David Ruffin for Bryant. Ruffin and Kendricks would trade times as the lead and the group would close out their first decade as one of the most popular groups in the world. However, the Grammy Awards were slow to accept the popularity of the Motown Sound.
The Temptations would be the first Motown group to gain this acceptance though. They would win the Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1969. The award organization would try and make amends by joining the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame in 1998. Whether or not this has been enough, Temptations concert tickets continue to sell as Otis, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, and Bruce Williamson continue to tour in the 21st century.