Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations, return to the UK in 2020 bringing with them the magic of a golden era that continues to inspire musicians around the globe. The Tamla Motown label broke down cultural and social barriers and The Four Tops and The Temptations were at the very forefront of that revolution. Still with original members Duke Fakir and Otis Williams, The Four Tops and The Temptations hold a special place in the hearts of British fans and they are delighted to be returning to the UK for an 8-date tour in 2020.
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Reach Out I’ll Be There, Standing In The Shadows Of Love, Bernadette, and Walk Away Renee are all timeless Four Tops’ classics that need little, or no, introduction and they enjoyed a revival of fortunes when Loco In Acapulco, from the film Buster, was a UK hit in 1988. Four Tops founder member Duke Fakir is joined by Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton Jr and Joseph Alex Morris a truly fine vocalist with a commanding delivery.
Following their US Number 1 My Girl, The Temptations pioneered progressive soul, looking to environmental and social issues for their subject matter, winning three Grammy Awards. Cloud Nine, Get Ready, Psychedelic Shack, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) and Papa Was A Rolling Stone were huge hits they still love to perform. The current Temptations line-up is founder member Otis Williams along with Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr.
The Four Tops
The Four Tops have been wowing audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal power and sweet harmonies since 1954. Since their first hit, Baby I Need Your Loving, in 1964 they have had a string of hits including Reach Out, I'll Be There, Standing In The Shadows Of Love, Bernadette, Walk Away Renee, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) and Loco In Acapulco amongst others. In 1989 they were inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and are still bringing their melodious soul to enthused crowds the world over.
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The Temptations are known for their seminal R&B and soul catalogue, their harmonies and their trademark choreographies. The Temptations were the first ever Motown artists to win a Grammy and are particularly remembered for classics My Girl and Papa Was A Rolling Stone. Otis Williams remains the sole original member of The Temptations, still leading a carefully chosen/ever-revolving group of torchbearers around the globe for over a hundred shows a year to carry on the legacy of the world’s longest running singing group in the annals of R&B.
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