The Four Tops Appearing on American Bandstand in 1965

Baby, I Need Your Lovin
#11 in 1964


The Four Tops founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (a cousin of Jackie Wilson), and groupmates Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, finally forced to endure a lineup change when Payton died in 1997. At that time, Theo Peoples was added to the lineup; Peoples later replaced Stubbs, who fell ill from a stroke, and Ronnie McNair assumed Peoples' spot. As of 2006, Fakir, McNair, Payton and Peoples still perform together as the Four Tops.
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