Charles Edwin Hatcher, born on January 21, 1942 in Nashville, is affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
The album completed the group's transition to a more experimental sound, heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and by their adventurous producer, Norman Whitfield.
Attempting to build on the success of ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,’ The Temptations And Norman Whitfield created ‘Masterpiece’ in 1973.
‘I Wish It Would Rain' topped the Billboard soul listing for February 17, 1968, as the Tempts' fabulous run of No. 1s continued.
On February 8, 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No.1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
The Whitfield-Strong song matched a typically socially aware lyric with a busy, funky, brass-fuelled beat.
The single entered the pop and soul charts as its parent album 'Solid Rock' climbed to No. 1 R&B.
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.
The Temptations negotiated a potentially hazardous line-up change and told their fans they were still doing fine, on 'Cloud Nine,' released 25 October 1968.
What is funk? Some say it’s all about the groove, for others it’s the attitude, the glide in your stride, the dip in yo’ hip. Time to immerse yourself...
On November 20, 1971, Rod Stewart followed 'Maggie May' by hitting the Hot 100 again with a cover of one of his favourite groups, the Temptations.
The No. 1s came thick and fast for the Temptations in the late 60s. 46 years ago, the Tempts got their fourth in 20 months with ‘I Can’t Get Next To You.’
The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song ended with the revelation that the Tamla track that won the vote was… Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.