As an iconic R&B and soul vocal group, The Temptations have been on the music scene since 1960 and still take their audiences by storm with their signature doo-wop charisma. Beginning their musical life in the early '60s, it was "The Way You Do the Things You Do," a Smokey Robinson written-and-produced song, that turned The Temptations into stars in 1964...and they still shine as pioneers of popular music today.
However, while the members have changed through the years, the soulful group has consistently remained true to the band's original smooth musical roots. Founding member Otis Williams is still in the group and is now joined by Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson and with them, so the band prospers and can be seen together regularly on tour in places like Las Vegas.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and having released 14 Billboard R&B No. 1 singles and earned three Grammy Awards it's clear that these performers are still going strong. Three of The Temptations' songs -- "My Girl," "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" -- are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll and in 2010, the group released their 49th album, "The Temptations: Still Here."
But even with voices smoother than honey (or whatever you think is super smooth), The Temptations also became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations and let's be real here -- The Temptation Walk became the staple of American style, flair, flash and class and that clearly still holds true today seeing that the group performed on "Dancing with the Stars" as part of Motown Week.
Smooth, soulful and classically current, The Temptations have not only shaped music history, but still continue to do so as an ever-evolving group.