Step Inside The Temptations’ Otis Williams Home In Exclusive ‘Digs’ Tour

Otis Williams is celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years of The Temptations in style, by taking fans inside his home on an episode of ‘Digs.’

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Otis Williams - Photo: Scott Leon
Otis Williams - Photo: Scott Leon

To celebrate his 80th birthday, Otis Williams of The Temptations filmed a special episode of Digs, a home-tour style show inspired by MTV’s Cribs.

The beautiful home is filled with color, style, honors, and of course, platinum records. Williams refers to his home as “The Summit,” and proves himself to be a gracious host as he tours us around his stunning domicile.

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During the tour, he shows plenty of memorabilia, including a staggering five GRAMMY Awards. “There are so many, I can’t even begin to name them all, he says with a laugh.”

Otis, who turns 80 today (October 30), is in the midst of celebrating 60 years of The Temptations. The 60th Anniversary campaign will run until June 2022, and will feature national and international concert tours by the modern-day Temptations line-up, as ever featuring surviving co-founder Otis Williams. Plans also include an upcoming anniversary album and a variety of other celebratory events. October 16 marked the reopening of the Broadway musical, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.

Williams also helped prep Emperors of Soul: The Rarities, a collection of 26 rare cuts The Temptations released throughout the CD era, many of them on the 1994 box set named for them, Emperors of Soul. These hard-to-find tracks from their classic era have made their debut on all digital platforms.

Says Williams, reflecting on the events: “I’ve been blessed to take this journey with Shelly Berger, my manager, and dear brother, and with all my brothers – the Temptations. Now, to be the last one standing from the classic lineups can be hard sometimes, but I know God left me here for a reason, and that was to continue to share with new generations of fans, the great music that we started back in that two-story house in Detroit, known as Hitsville USA.

“Music is a universal language,” he continues, “and I know our music throughout the years has brought people joy, comfort, and sometimes even hope. I truly hope that was our greater purpose on earth. Some of the greatest moments in my life have been watching countless fans, from different walks of life worldwide, come together around any one of our songs.

“Reaching this milestone in my career hasn’t always been easy but it’s gratifying to know that our fans have always been there, every step of the way. I am truly grateful to each and every one of them. We plan to go back on tour later this summer and, me and my brothers, Ron Tyson and Terry Weeks, Temptations for the past 38 years and 24 years respectively, along with Willie Greene, Jr., and Mario Corbino look forward to sharing this special anniversary with all of you.”

Buy or stream Emperors of Soul: The Rarities.

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  1. tim can

    October 30, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    man the Temps rock

  2. tim grimes

    October 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    why is it so hard to log into the stupid site

  3. Lil man 12P William Horsey

    October 31, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Well if you would take a look back at your fans in Philadelphia you would find out that the people in Philly loved the Temptations and we had a guy who had a photostatic memory and we would copy down in our rehearsals those steps and that’s how much we loved the Temptations and we had Brenda and the Tabulations I went to Benjamin Franklin High and that’s where Jerry the drummer went to school and so did the Stylistics and Blue magic went to school we also had Barbara Mason and Ron Tyson who’s also with the Temptations now and there’s a whole lot more of us who still have that entertainment of talent I can’t get it off of my mind and also the Jordan family 4 brothers from Wiley street in north Philly it’s about a million more of us that were into entertaining philadelphians with all the tunes that was coming into the radio from Georgie Woods W.D.A.S.and Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff Philadelphia International Records always producing beautiful tunes and uniting the people with love and respect and just great tunes that was just harmonious and beautiful songs to fall in love with and sing along with what happened to the love and respect the great music industry let the Devil come into our groove and destroy all that wonderful and happy love relationships that soul music gave to us

  4. Warren Foster

    October 31, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I remember that me and my buddy Ron Coleman went to a Club in Richmond California when The Temptations first started touring and they got down.The steps and the harmonies were fantastic.Then we saw them in San Francisco when Bill Graham had Winterland and I was lucky enough in 1992 to get their autographs.The band was always tight and with the combination of the voices was top flight.I have a picture with Otis and Ron and Ron Tyson when they were doing a show in San Francisco and Gina Rivera played Otis wife in The movie The Temptations was my girlfriends daughter. I have every record that they ever made and luckily have David Ruffins signature on his picture when he was in Oakland and we spoke.Temtations Forever

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