There are numerous steps necessary for planning a successful private event, corporate event or fundraiser. When hiring entertainment, you need an experienced team with a proven track record to ensure every aspect of the show will be perfect. At Command Talent we offer unequaled access to the biggest names in the business and deliver results that far exceed others promises. So if you are looking to hire The Temptations for your next event contact us. The Temptations are just one of many artists in our extensive portfolio, contact us today to speak to The Temptations booking agent.
A legacy of American Motown, The Temptations have sold more than 22 millions records and captured three Grammy awards since taking the stage more than 40 years ago. Their hallmark versatility includes R&B, soul, disco, and adult contemporary, and with hits like “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” and “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” it’s easy to see why this classic five-some continues to thrill audiences and corporate events and concerts worldwide. The Temptations were initially formed from two Detroit-based vocal harmony groups: the Primes (a trio of relocated Alabamans that included Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams) and the Distants (a quintet whose members included Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Elbridge Bryant). When the latter group lost its other members, Kendricks and Williams were invited to join the Distants, and the reconstituted quintet auditioned for Berry Gordy. Not only were they signed to Motown, but after a couple of singles on its Miracle affiliate, a new label imprint (Gordy) was created with them in mind. Still, the Temptations had trouble establishing themselves in the beginning, and by the end of 1963, they only had one R&B chart hit to their credit, “(You’re My) Dream Come True,” which reached Number 22 on the R&B chart in 1962. Then singer David Ruffin entered the picture. Replacing Elbridge Bryant, Ruffin brought a raspy, gospel-style tenor and fervent showmanship to the Temptations, serving as a perfect complement to the group’s vocal blend, which included Kendricks’ high tenor, Otis Williams’ middle tenor, Paul Williams’ baritone and Melvin Franklin’s deep bass voice. They liked to refer to themselves as “five lead vocalists.” Get in touch with Command Talent, The Temptations Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.