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Temptations, The


From The 'Perfect Society' Emerge The Temptations

Interview by Eden, KRLA Beat, August 1966

THE TEMPTATIONS are another of the fine Motown groups... but they are not just another group! Five talented and witty individuals involved in the creation ...

Albums from The Temptations, Butterfield Blues Band, Marvin Gaye and Sammy Davis Jr.

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, October 1966

Temptations have got a big seller ...

Can You Put A Name To The Temptations?

Profile and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, September 1969

I'VE ALWAYS had the feeling that although the Temptations have enjoyed good record sales in this country, they've never quite made it as people with ...

The Temptations Came, Saw And Almost Conquered

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1970

AND SO, it's all over. The Temptations, first ambassadors of Soul and Motown have been and gone again. The question now is whether it was ...

The Temptations: The Talk Of The Town, London

Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1970

ON ENTERING the exclusive surroundings of London's most popular dinner and entertainment club, my mind was engaged on the description that most journalists from the ...

On Disc: Singles Reviewed By John E. Abbey

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, March 1970


The Temptations: Psychedelic Shack (Tamla Motown)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, June 1970

SHAME, SHAME, shame... Motown's sold its soul for a spoonful of wah-wah guitar. Actually that's not quite true, because you can't totally obliterate the true ...

Eddie Kendricks: A Temptation No More

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, April 1971

A MOTOWN News Release, dated March 19, 1971, confirmed something that we had been hearing about for several weeks – namely that Eddie Kendricks, lead ...

David Ruffin

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, October 1971

THE TEMPTATIONS without David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams! Strange, but true – that is the sad situation as of today. There was enough ...

The Temptations: Introducing Damon Harris and Richard Street

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, November 1971

MUCH HAS been written in B&S lately about the departure of Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams from the Temptations and, in all fairness, a lot ...

Temptations Special: Damon Harris and Richard Street

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, April 1972

Rappin' with Damon Harris... ...

Temptations Special: Dennis Edwards

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, April 1972

THE PAST year has seen some traumatic changes for the Temptations, changes that would certainly have wrecked any normal group's career to the point where ...

The Temptations, Carla Thomas: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, April 1972

IF ELVIS himself had stepped onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon on Friday he could hardly have created more excitement than the Temptations stirred up with ...

The Temptations: Behind The Slick Veneer

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, May 1972

TALKING TO the Temptations can at times smack of talking to a tape-recording. So many of the answers are stock phrases, learned in Tamla Motown's ...

The Temptations: Masterpiece

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, July 1973

It is 1978, and for the first time in half a decade, three consecutive Alice Cooper singles fail to reach the top fifty. Burbank has ...

The Temptations, The Spinners: Apollo Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, April 1974

THE ATTRACTION at the Apollo Theater is actually a confrontation between two major soul singing groups, the Temptations, the headliners, and the Spinners. This is ...

The Temptations

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, October 1975

WHEN IT comes to successful vocal groups, the stalwart Temptations really have no peers. For over a decade now, they have reigned virtually uninterrupted over ...

The Temptations: Moving With The Times

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, October 1975

IT'S SURE tough work being a Temptation. Before replacing Damon Harris in soul music's top fivesome, Glenn Leonard not only had to learn the group's ...

The Temptations: House Party

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, November 1975

IT'S COMFORTING TO have a few acts that you can rely on to keep supplying the goods, and The Temps certainly do deliver. ...

David Ruffin

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1976

IF YOU check your American charts this week, you'll find that David Ruffin – after a break of some two years – is riding both ...

Soul Albums Reviewed

Review by Simon Frith, Street Life, May 1976

Temptations: Wings of LoveMarvin Gaye: I Want YouLee Garrett: Heat For The Feets EVEN SOUL musicians grow old and, though black music has never ...

The Temptations: Wings Of Love (Tamla Motown)****

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, May 1976

VERY NEAT structure to the new Temps release. Side one has all the funk, all the dancers, and Side two has what you could call ...

Norman Whitfield

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, February 1977

With three of his productions currently in the top four singles in this country, the timing could not have been better for this exclusive interview ...

The Revitalised Temptations

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, December 1977

Some felt that the Temps wouldn't survive outside of Motown but the guys are happy with their initial tracks for Atlantic and plan to fight ...

Temptations Thrive On Their New Found Freedom

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, January 1979

AFTER A rather disappointing first year with Atlantic Records, it looks as though 1979 will see the mighty Temptations searching in earnest to regain their ...

Berry Gordy: The Tracks of my Years

Interview by Michael Goldberg, New Musical Express, August 1990

BERRY GORDY, the man who invented the "Sound of Young America", has seen the story of his monumentally influential Motown label told in a succession ...

Former Temptation David Ruffin Dies

Obituary by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, July 1991

DAVID RUFFIN, a former lead singer for the Temptations, died of a drug overdose in the early-morning hours of June 1st at the Hospital of ...

The Temptations' Final Frontier

Retrospective and Interview by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, August 2001

MOTOWN KING BERRY GORDY was royally miffed. None of his subjects could come up with a hit for the act many considered the finest in ...

The Temptations: The Band That Took Motown Higher

Retrospective and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, October 2008

FORTY YEARS ago this month, the Temptations released a single that would change the face of Motown. Martin Luther King Jr had been gunned down ...

see also Dennis Edwards

see also Eddie Kendricks

see also David Ruffin

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