Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops, are set to return to the UK, 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 Temptations and The Four Tops were at the very forefront of that revolution. Still with original members Duke Fakir and Otis Williams, The Temptations and The Four Tops hold a special place in the hearts of British fans and they are delighted to be returning to the UK.
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.
“We are thrilled to be coming back to the UK,” says Duke Fakir. “We always have such a great reception from our fans here, it always feels like home. It makes it so special to perform for the folks in Britain.”
“We’ve been coming to Britain for so many years and have such great memories of our previous visits,” adds Otis Williams. “These are shows we always look forward to in front of our British fans.”