The Temptations Profile: American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. With their distinct harmonies, choreography, & flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution R&B and soul music.
Formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins (not to be confused with the other Motown act with the same name), they changed their name to The Temptations before being signed at Motown in 1962. The first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award, over the course of their career, they have released four Billboard Hot 100 #one singles and fourteen R&B #one singles, making them one of the most successful groups in music history.
The Temptations Family Tree 1961 - 2006
Otis Williams (1960 – present) Elbridge "Al" Bryant (1960 – 1963) (deceased) Melvin Franklin (1960 – 1994) (deceased) Eddie Kendricks (1960 – 1971, 1982 reunion) (deceased) Paul Williams (1960 – 1971) (deceased) David Ruffin (1964 – 1968 repl. Elbridge Bryant, 1982 reunion) (deceased) Dennis Edwards (1968 –1977 repl. David Ruffin, 1980 – 1984 repl. Louis Price, 1987 - 1989 repl. Ali-Ollie Woodson) (deceased) Ricky Owens (1971 repl. Eddie Kendricks) (deceased) Richard Street (1971 – 1993 repl. Paul Williams) (deceased) Damon Harris (1971 – 1975 repl. Ricky Owens) (deceased) Glenn Leonard (1975 – 1982 repl. Damon Harris) Louis Price (1977 – 1980 repl. Dennis Edwards) Ron Tyson (1983 – present repl. Glenn Leonard) Ali-Ollie Woodson (1984 – 1987 repl. Dennis Edwards, 1989 -1998, repl. Dennis Edwards) (deceased) Theo Peoples (1992 – 1998 repl. Richard Street) Ray Davis (1994 - 1996 repl. Melvin Franklin) (deceased) Harry McGilberry (1995 - 2003 repl. Ray Davis) (deceased) Barrington "Bo" Henderson (1998 - 2003 repl. Theo Peoples) Terry Weeks (1998 - present repl. Ali-Ollie Woodson) G.C. Cameron (2003 - 2007 repl. Bo Henderson) Joe Herndon (2003 - 2015 repl. Harry McGilberry) Bruce Williamson (2007 - 2015 repl. G.C. Cameron) (deceased) Larry Braggs (2016 - 2019 repl. Bruce Williamson) Willie Green (2016 - present repl. Joe Herndon) Mario Corbino (2020 - present repl. Larry Braggs)
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (Performer).
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