The Temptations

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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 - 2022 (current members in bold)

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 - 2022 repl. Joe Herndon)
Mario Corbino (2020 - 2021 repl. Larry Braggs)
Tony Grant (2021 - present repl. Mario Corbino)
Jawan M. Jackson (2022 - present repl. Willie Green)
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (Performer).
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G-911, 911 Meet The Temptations — The Temptations The Temptations Meet The Temptations (Album) Gordy, Gordy G-911, 911 US 1964 Sell This Version
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914, S-914 The Temptin' Temptations — The Temptations The Temptations The Temptin' Temptations (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 914, S-914 US 1965 Sell This Version
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G-912, S-912 The Temptations Sing Smokey — The Temptations The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey (Album) Gordy, Gordy G-912, S-912 US 1965 Sell This Version
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G 918, GORDY 918, GM918 Gettin' Ready — The Temptations The Temptations Gettin' Ready (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy G 918, GORDY 918, GM918 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
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GOR-A-921 Temptations Live! — The Temptations The Temptations Temptations Live! (Album) Gordy GOR-A-921 US 1967 Sell This Version
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GS 924, S-924, GORDY 924 In A Mellow Mood — The Temptations The Temptations In A Mellow Mood (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy GS 924, S-924, GORDY 924 US 1967 Sell This Version
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922, GS-922, GLPS-922 The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul — The Temptations The Temptations The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 922, GS-922, GLPS-922 US 1967 Sell This Version
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GLPS-938 Live At The Copa — The Temptations The Temptations Live At The Copa (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy GLPS-938 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SJET-8065 Wish It Would Rain — The Temptations The Temptations Wish It Would Rain (Album) Gordy, Gordy SJET-8065 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
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MS-679 Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations — The Temptations Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Temptations Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Temptations - Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations (Album) Motown MS-679 Lebanon 1968 Sell This Version
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MS 682DJ, MS-682 The Original Sound Track From TCB  — The Temptations Diana Ross And The Supremes With The Temptations Diana Ross And The Supremes With The Temptations - The Original Sound Track From TCB (Album, Comp) Motown, Motown MS 682DJ, MS-682 US 1968 Sell This Version
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GLPS-933 DJ The Temptations Show — The Temptations The Temptations The Temptations Show (Album) Gordy, Gordy GLPS-933 DJ US 1969 Sell This Version
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1C 054-90 687 Puzzle People — The Temptations The Temptations Puzzle People (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 1C 054-90 687 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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S939 Cloud Nine — The Temptations The Temptations Cloud Nine (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy S939 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
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2C 062 - 90.961, C062 - 90961 On Broadway (Original TV Sound Track) — The Temptations Diana Ross And The Supremes & The Temptations Diana Ross And The Supremes & The Temptations - On Broadway (Original TV Sound Track) (Album) Motown, Motown 2C 062 - 90.961, C062 - 90961 France 1969 Sell This Version
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MS 692, S-692 Together — The Temptations Diana Ross & The Supremes With The Temptations Diana Ross & The Supremes With The Temptations - Together (Album) Motown, Motown MS 692, S-692 US 1969 Sell This Version
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GS 951, GLPS-951 The Temptations' Christmas Card — The Temptations The Temptations The Temptations' Christmas Card (Album) Gordy, Gordy GS 951, GLPS-951 US 1970 Sell This Version
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STML 11147, 1E 062 91332 Psychedelic Shack — The Temptations The Temptations Psychedelic Shack (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy STML 11147, 1E 062 91332 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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5C 054 91 129 Live At London's Talk Of The Town — The Temptations The Temptations Live At London's Talk Of The Town (Album) Gordy, Gordy, Gordy 5C 054 91 129 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
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GLPS-957 DJ, GS957 Sky's The Limit — The Temptations The Temptations Sky's The Limit (Album) Gordy, Gordy GLPS-957 DJ, GS957 US 1971 Sell This Version
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1C 062-93 714, 1C062-93714 All Directions — The Temptations The Temptations All Directions (Album) Gordy, Gordy 1C 062-93 714, 1C062-93714 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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G 961L Solid Rock — The Temptations The Temptations Solid Rock (Album) Gordy, Gordy G 961L Israel 1971 Sell This Version
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G966V1 , G 966V1 PROMOTIONAL 1990 — The Temptations The Temptations 1990 (Album) Gordy G966V1 , G 966V1 PROMOTIONAL US 1973 Sell This Version
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G-965L Masterpiece — The Temptations The Temptations Masterpiece (Album) Gordy, Gordy G-965L US 1973 Sell This Version
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M782A3 Anthology — The Temptations The Temptations Anthology (Comp, Album) Motown M782A3 US 1973 Sell This Version