Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
From the superb catalogue of the Emperors of Soul, 20 of the best Temptations songs in this exclusive playlist, including their new album 'All The Time'.
The 3 April 1971 Hot 100 showed the Temptations landing their third pop No. 1, with Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's ‘Just My Imagination.'
Released on 6 March1970, Psychedelic Shack was the Temptations psychedelic album that completed their journey into a more experimental sound.
Attempting to build on the success of Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone The Temptations’ And Norman Whitfield created Masterpiece in 1973.
The run of R&B No. 1s by the Temptations in the decade or so from 1964 has few equals. On 17 February 1968 came the seventh, with 'I Wish It Would Rain.'
The Temptations proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, topping the US R&B chart on 8 February 1975 with 'Happy People.'
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.
Edwin Starr, probably one of the most underestimated soul singers, and one of the nicest guys in the business, was born on 21 January 1942 in Nashville.
From the Jazz Age through to modern rock, great songwriting partnerships have provided some of popular music’s finest moments. Here are eight of the best…
A landmark Motown girl group song, the Velvelettes' original of 'He Was Really Sayin' Somethin',' was released on 28 December 1964.
Eddie Kendricks died tragically young, at just 52. The great Temptations singer was born in Alabama on 17 December 1939.
On 11 December 1965, the Temptations scored the second in an incredible sequence of ten consecutive No. 1 R&B albums with Temptin' Temptations.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles topped the US R&B album chart only twice, the second time on 7 December 1968 with Special Occasion.