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The Temptations & The Four Tops Together at the Aronoff

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Iconic Motown Super-groups Together Onstage


CALENDAR INFORMATION

WHAT: The Temptations and The Four Tops

WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 2012 • 7:00 PM

WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts – Procter & Gamble Hall

PRICES: $75 • $55 • $45 • $35

INFO: Two of America’s most iconic Grammy® Award-winning Motown super-groups, The Temptations and The Four Tops, have been entertaining generations of fans for more than half a century. With their stunning harmonies, inimitable style, and classic dance moves, these multi-platinum artists will perform their greatest hits and more. With dozens of Top 10 pop and R&B singles between them, these legendary Motown groups will deliver an unforgettable night of nostalgic hits that’s not to be missed!

 

TICKET INFORMATION – on sale now


 

CINCINNATI, OH – Two of America’s most iconic Grammy® Award-winning Motown super-groups, The Temptations and The Four Tops, will appear onstage together at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Both of these ever-popular groups have been entertaining generations of fans for more than half a century.

 

With their stunning harmonies, inimitable style, and classic dance moves, these multi-platinum artists will perform their greatest hits and more. With dozens of Top 10 pop and R&B singles between them, these legendary Motown groups will deliver an unforgettable night of nostalgic hits that’s not to be missed.

 

Tickets are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.ORG , (513) 621-ARTS [2787], or the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Group discounts are available by calling (513) 977-4157.

 

The Temptations began their career in Detroit in 1960 and have always featured at least five male vocalists/dancers. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, The Temptations have sold tens of millions of albums and are one of the most successful groups in music history. Over the course of their career, they have released four Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles and fourteen Billboard R&B #1 singles, 23 Top Ten singles, and 10 Top Ten albums. The Temptations were the first Motown act to earn a Grammy® Award (the group has won a total of four Grammy® Awards). Six Temptations (Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams, and Paul Williams) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, “My Girl,” “Ain't Too Proud to Beg,” and “Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,” are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Other hits include “Get Ready” and “Just My Imagination.” In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named the group “one of the top 50 bands of all time.” The current Temptations lineup consists of Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, and Bruce Williamson .

 

The Four Tops were founded in Detroit in 1953 as The Four Aims by lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson and brother of The Falcons’ Joe Stubbs) and group-mates Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, and Lawrence Payton. The group remained together for over four decades (from 1953 until 1997) without a single change in the quartet – something that is unmatched by any other group ever. The Four Tops helped define the Motown Sound of the 1960s, and was the main male vocal group for the songwriting and producing team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits: “I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out I'll Be There.” Other Four Tops hits include “Baby, I Need Your Loving” and “It's the Same Old Song.” In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them #79 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and they received the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 51st Annual Grammy® Awards. The current Four Tops lineup includes Duke Fakir (the only surviving founding member of the original group) , Ronnie McNeir, Lawerence Roquel Payton Jr., and Spike Valone .

 

For more information about The Temptations, visit www.thetemptations.com .

For more information about The Four Tops, visit www. t hefourtopsoriginal.com


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