Lifetime Achievement Award: The Temptations
A tribute to one of Motown’s most celebrated vocal groups
As their name suggests, the Temptations’ music was hard to resist. It was so irresistible, they became arguably the most successful vocal group of the ’60s and one of the defining acts that made Detroit soul as important an export for the city as the cars produced by General Motors or Ford.
And the group’s collective talent allowed them equal success as a sweet soul group in the early ’60s, and as the makers of socially charged, muscular soul in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
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