The Temptations have been based in Detroit, Michigan from members of two beforehand rivaled teams. Otis, Elbridge “Al” Bryant, and Melvin Franklin have been a part of Otis Williams & the Distants, whereas Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams have been members of The Primes.
In 1964, Elbridge was changed by David Ruffin, who supplied lead vocals on plenty of the group’s greatest hits, together with “My Lady” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”.
The group’s lineup modified continuously after Eddie and Paul left in 1971, however they’ve continued to tour and carry out regardless of these adjustments to the lineup. Lots of the group’s authentic members additionally died at comparatively younger ages, which is why Otis is the one founding member of the group nonetheless alive.