Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Temptations ‘still fresh’ after 40 years
For Immediate Release
Aug. 31, 2009
BROOKS, Calif. – For more than forty years, the Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. New and old fans alike can see this legendary act on Friday, Oct. 2nd at 9 p.m. in Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88.
The history of the Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, the Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the Things You Do" turned the guys into stars.
An avalanche of hits followed, such as "My Girl," "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Get Ready," "Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," and "I Wish It Would Rain."
The classic lineup consisted of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, the Temps became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The “Temptation Walk” became a staple of American style, flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw the Temptations as cultural heroes.
Other stellar singers Richard Street and Ali Ollie Woodson later joined the mix, adding their luster to the group's growing fame. Over the years, other singers have come and gone, but the music has remained the same. Regardless of the changes in personnel, the group has remained true to the Temptations tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, whether disco or techno, and stuck to their guns.
"Great singing," says the group’s Otis Williams, "will always prevail."
Their most recent album, “Awesome,” released in 2001, is The Temptations at their freshest, strongest, and most appealing. The current lineup consists of Otis Williams, Terry Weeks, G.C. Cameron, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon.
"The more we change," says veteran Ron Tyson, "the more we stay true to ourselves. We're about singing straight-up soul. It's a style that will live on forever."
Tickets are available through Tickets.com on the web: www.Tickets.com, phone: (800) 225-2277 or at www.CacheCreek.com, and Cache Creek Casino Resort guest services for $69, $59, and $49.
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