'Temptin' Temptations' was the second in the group's incredible sequence of ten consecutive No. 1 albums on the Billboard R&B chart.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
The chequered story of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' included Gladys and the group's R&B No. 1 with it before Marvin took ownership of the song.
The stirring ballad became the group's second Motown, and third overall, R&B No. 1.
The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
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.