The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
The aspirational nature of the song's lyric was especially appropriate for co-writer Harry Booker, who had once been a shoeshine boy himself.
In the golden era of the Temptations, Kendricks' light, acrobatic voice was the perfect foil for the gritty tones of the equally brilliant David Ruffin.
The Motown stars recorded ‘Silent Night’ for 'The Temptations Christmas Card', their 1970 festive album.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
'Photograph' was co-written by Starr with George Harrison, as their close post-Beatles working relationship continued.
The duo's version of 'Only You Know And I Know' outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up.
From the superb catalogue of the Emperors of Soul, 20 of the best Temptations songs in this exclusive playlist, including their latest album 'All The Time'.
The sole surviving co-founder of the Motown legends talks to us about his place in their history, the smash hit Broadway musical of their story and much more.
Ain’t Too Proud - The Life of the Temptations topped the Tony Awards list with 12 nominations, including Best New Musical.
The group's brilliant vocal performance on another memorable Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong composition climbed to No. 1.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.
Dennis Edwards, lead singer with Motown legends the Temptations from 1968 up to 1977 and again in later years, has died in Chicago at the age of 74.