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#1 in 1965
|Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 as The Elgins, the
Temptations have always featured at least five male vocalists / dancers
The original group included members of two local Detroit vocal groups:
The Distants, which featured second tenor Otis Williams, first tenor
Elbridge "Al" Bryant and bass Melvin Franklin; and first
tenor/falsetto Eddie Kendricks and second tenor/baritone Paul Williams
(no relation to Otis) from The Primes. Among the most notable future
Temptations were lead singers David Ruffin and Dennis Edwards (both of
whom became successful Motown solo artists after leaving the group),
Richard Street (another former Distant), Damon Harris, Ron Tyson,
Ali-Ollie Woodson, Theo Peoples, and G.C. Cameron.
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