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  • The Temptations / The Four Tops

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 19.
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  • The Temptations and The Four Tops sold out a show at Britt last year, and they are back at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19.
    The Temptations have remained a super-group of soul since forming in Detroit in 1961, producing a decades-long string of popular hits and award-winning music.
    A key part of the original Motown machine, the group rocketed to fame with "My Girl," their first number one hit, in 1965. Founder Otis Williams is the only original member still with the group, or even still alive, according to this fan Web site, www.thetemptations.com. However, the current line-up is as sharp dressed and smooth voiced as ever.
    Their latest album is 2005's "Legacy." Their official Web site is www.thetemptations.net.
    The Four Tops, another Motown staple, has toured extensively with The Temptations and opens the show.
    Formed in the mid-1950s when high school friends from North Detroit sang together at a birthday party, The Four Tops kept its original lineup — Lawrence Payton, Levi Stubbs, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, and Renaldo "Obie" Benson — until 1997, when Payton died. Benson died in 2005, and Stubbs, who provided the voice for Audrey the man-eating plant in the film version of Little Shop of Horrors, has mostly retired as he battles cancer, their official site www.delafont.com/music_acts/Four-Tops.htm said. The current lineup — Fakir, Ronnie McNeir, Theo Peoples, and Lawrence Roquel Payton Jr. — continues to please fans with hundreds of shows a year.
    For a biography, discography and links to other related sites, check out the band's listing on vh1.com.
    Reserved seats are sold out; lawn seats for $39 and children's tickets for those 12 and younger for $28 remain.
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