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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

♫Being Tempted♫

Hardly a day goes by without being tempted in some way or another. We live in a world of temptation. Whether by invitation or sight of something wanted (not necessarily needed), the right decision must be made. All too often we either overestimate or underestimate the power of temptation. For today, that temptation is music to your ears!

Today in Music History: March 6, 1965

A promotional image of the original early
1960s Temptations lineup. 
Clockwise from top right: Otis Williams,
Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin,
Eddie Kendricks, and Elbridge "Al" Bryant.
Image Source: en.wikipedia.org
What better way to be tempted than that temptation be entertainment by The Temptations! Not only are their words smooth but gliding movements and synchronization to the music contribute something extra to the moment. The choreography of The Temptations is as signature as their songs!

March 6th in 1965, The Temptations went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song 'My Girl', making the group the first male act to have a No.1 for Motown. The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued. 

Enjoy the moment, relive memories from the 60s!

There are few groups in the history of music to experience the incredible amount of success and longevity as The Temptations. Their music became the soundtrack of America’s changing tide toward segregation and opening the gates for black entertainers to achieve crossover appeal during the early days of Motown Records in the 1960s. Five decades later, their intergenerational influence continues to impact past and current musical artists. During the group’s prestigious career, they’ve spawned fourteen number one R&B records, received three Grammy awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

[Read more at Ebony including the interview with the founding member of the legendary group, Otis Williams. Williams speaks on his musical legacy, R&B today and being the last temp standing.]
Long live Rock 'n' Roll!

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...