This website is my thank you to generations of fans for their undying support. We designed it to appeal to both our longtime fans, as well as people who are just discovering us. As the sole founding member of The Temptations, I want this site to not only serve as a celebration of the past, but as a source for news of what we are doing and what's yet to come.

So check it out. Enjoy. Temptations. Forever.

Can't Get Next To You
Released in March, 1969 the album titled "Cloud Nine" featured songs from what critics like to call our "psychedelic phase." "Can't Get Next To You" went to #1 in July, 1969. I remember we were on tour in Minnesota when the gold record was delivered to us. Contrary to popular belief this song is not about drugs - but about changing your attitude. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett StrongJim, Norman's musical arrangement set this and the other songs from "Cloud Nine" apart from any other sound we did before. And, to Norman's credit we created a sound that is uniquely our own.
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President George W. Bush joins the Temptations on stage in the East Room of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, after they performed during the celebration of African American History Month.
President Bush speaks about Otis ....
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BENJAMIN WRIGHT – GREAT FRIEND AND MUSICAL COLLABORATOR
Benjamin Wright (Ben) has been working with the Temps for over thirty years. He is a great man to create music with and a friend for life. Last June, while recording ‘Back To Front’ in Ben’s home-based recording studio we sat down and talked. Here is some of what Ben had to say.


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TEMPTATIONS NEW RECORD ‘BACK TO FRONT’ NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
I'm happy to announce the birth of our latest collection of songs. These are very special songs to me. When I first heard Sting's "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free" I liked it quite a lot. Now that I have had the opportunity to sing this song with fellow Temps under the guidance of our music arranger and producer Ben Wright I LOVE this song. Our new recording features songs The Temps all have some personal attachment to and we hope you do too.

You can buy it by clicking here.


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TEMPTATIONS FEATURED IN MUSICIAN BIOPIC SPOOF
'WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY'


Columbia Pictures' new spoof on serious musician biopics (think - Ray and Walk The Line) features a cameo by The Temptations.


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AMERICA’S TWO MOST HISTORIC AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES MEET THE TEMPTATIONS - by Ed Hines
July 28, 2007. It was a historic night at the Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. The Honorable Kris Amundson (D-44th), Member of The House of Delegates to the General Assembly and representatives from Gum Springs, Groveton and Spring Bank, VA in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County, VA met with The Temptations. The legendary musical group was presented with proclamations and awards from all three communities who are “Participating Communities” in Jamestown, 2007, America’s 400th Anniversary.
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THANK YOU VANCOUVER
Vancouver's historic musical venue 'The Cave' hosted The Temptations throughout the sixties. Fans lined up around the entire building waiting to get into the tiny Cave. Mowtown would often send us there to test out new material, workout the kinks, break in a new act. What I remember the most about the Cave was the appreciative audiences. The Cave may be a distant memory but Vancouver's great audiences are still going and growing - thank you Vancouver fans. On August 5 we performed at the Royal Theatre and once again Vancouver welcomed us with open arms. A highlight from the trip was speaking with John Threlfall a music historian and Arts Editor for Monday Magazine, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Victoria, B.C. Thanks John for a thoughtful article that captures the enduring spirit of the Temptations.


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GET READY DVD GOES PLATINUM
Thanks to you, since its release in September, 2006, over 100,000 copies of 'Get Ready-Definitive Performances 1965-1972' have been purchased. Now certified PLATINUM, 'Get Ready' is the first-ever official Temptations performance DVD.
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New Photos
New photos are available on the gallery page, which contains more than thirty photos. Some are from the old days and others are from recent live performances. Check it out!

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LADIES ONLY! LADIES ONLY!
Finally we answered your call! No need to alter those oversized men's t-shirts -- you can put away your scissors and look stylish in tees made exclusively for 'My Girls'!

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NEW INTERVIEW
I sat down and chatted with DJ Souleo from Providence Rhode Island's historic WBRU (95.5). Click here to listen in.

TEMPTATIONS AND RHODE ISLAND POPS WILL RECREATE MOTOWN SOUND
Rick Massimo Providence Journal writer describes our work with the Rhode Island Pops. Check it out by clicking here.

Ain't Too Proud To Brag
Erik Loyd, staff writer for Bakersfield's Californian, interviewed me a few weeks back. I thought I'd pass it along to you. Thanks Erik for writing an insightful article. And thanks to the Bakersfield Central Valley fans for a wonderful evening.
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TEMPTATIONS RECEIVE KEYS TO RALEIGH.
On February 24, 2007, Mayor Charles Meeker and his gracious staff awarded us the keys to Raleigh, North Carolina.

FANS AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE
Scorching Heat Doesn't Stop Fans.
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