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Otis Williams (born October 30, 1941) is an American baritone singer. Nicknamed Big Daddy , he has also acted as a sporadic songwriter and record producer.

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Otis Williams is at the soaring eagle casino in February! He is the only member of the temptations who is still alive! Im so excited!!
Just sitting here watching the last of the Temptations movie. Those were the good days Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Melvin Franklin were the best. Their voices were golden especially David Ruffin one of a kind . David Ruffin is sorely missed even though it's been like over 20 years since he died.
I loved him on Temptations as Melvin Franklin...with Otis Williams.
Temptations Live! was the first live album to be released by The Temptations. Recorded on October 3, 1966 in the Upper Deck of the Roostertail club in Detroit, Michigan, and released on album by Gordy (Motown) Records in 1967, the album features David Ruffin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, and Otis Williams performing their regular live repertoire for a highly receptive crowd mostly consisting of young women. Included in the set are Temptations hits such as "My Girl", "My Baby", "Get Ready", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", "Don't Look Back", and the group's then-current single, "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep". Out of the several live albums the group recorded during their career, this is the only one to feature David Ruffin. Track listing Superscripts denote lead singers for each track: (a) David Ruffin, (b) Eddie Kendricks, (c) Paul Williams, (d) Melvin Franklin. Side one Intro by Scott Regen – 1:09 Medley – 4:49 "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" (Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr.) b "Th ...
January 3, 2014 Camelwalk Production’s Trivia Question of the day The Temptation mid-60’s lineup of Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, David Ruffin and Paul Williams have been labeled as the “Classic Temptations.” In this context, the lead singers on an overwhelmingly large portion of their songs during this time, was either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, with an occasional spot lead by Paul. Can you name the only song while in this grouping where David and Eddie shared lead vocals? Which Temptation do you think did the best job as a lead singer?
"DYK? Otis Williams - member of singing group ""The Temptations"" was also a member of Phi Beta Sigma?"
By Sophia Smith Galer Eagerly anticipating their date at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Sophia Smith Galer spoke to the only original founder-member still left in The Temptations, Otis Williams. The Temptations are of course the Grammy-holding, Rock and Roll Hall of Faming and ever metamorphasising vocal group that are known especially for their hits ‘My Girl’, ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’ and ‘Just My Imagination.’ The Temptations have played in the UK hundreds of times in a career that spans over half a century, and this isn’t even the first time they’ve toured it with the Four Tops, another big vocal group from the Motown era. Both the groups are now almost entirely made up of new me
And lead us not into David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, et al.
Otis Williams, one of the last remaining R&B singers from the legendary King Records of Cincinnati, will serve as today’s Honorary Captain!
Correction: Otis Williams WILL be here at 8pm, but the King Records doo *** singer, NOT the same Otis Williams from the Temptations. Sorry!
"Be so good, the only question is who comes in second.". ~Otis Williams, Jr., 1993 World Champion of Public Speaking
The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group has been said to be as influential to R&B and soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. Known to always feature at least five male vocalists and dancers, the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2013, the Temptations continue to perform and record for Universal Music Group with its one living original member, Otis Williams, still in its lineup. The original founding members of the group were Otis Williams, Elbridge "Al" Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and Paul Williams. The members were from two former rival vocal groups, the Distants and the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin. Like its "sister" group, The Supremes, the Temptations' lin . ...
you want to talk about about singers lets not get on Rick and dion looking like Otis Williams and Eddie Kendricks
BORN TODAY JUNE 2nd: (Don't forget to check out our ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC which is also on this site and LIKE the AMERICANA MUSIC FOUNDATION to get your daily posts of daily history) 1924: Maurice Kinn (June 2,1924 – Aug 3, 2000) was a successful booking agent and concert promoter before he bought the Musical and Accordion Express magazine for with a loan from his father-in-law, in February 1952. He relaunched it as the New Musical Express two weeks later. The first front page bore the legend "NME Exclusive - Britain to get commercial radio." NME was the first British pater to include a singles chart which Kinn incorporated into its format in November of ’52. Kinn was one of the most influential figures on the international music scene from the mid-1950s, when he staged the first all-star jazz concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. Kinn died on August 3rd 2000 at the age of 77 from cancer. 1936: Otis Williams, singer. singer, The Charms, (1956 US No.11 single 'Ivory Tower'). 1936: Otis Williams singe ...
TONIGHT! Night of as we perform for Mary Wilson (Supremes) Otis Williams (Temptations) & Duke Fakir (Four Tops)
Some fun inspiration with Temptations co-founder Otis Williams. Enjoyed MC'ing the show and shooting this video.
I keep hearing John Williams Otis March when the Prince of Wales enters
You can either be Otis Williams, or those two guys who quite Otis Williams and The Distants who no one remembers.
ESPN NBA - Williams puts game away Brooklyn's Deron Williams with the steal and reverse dunk; Nets up big
Inspiration during intermission from original Temptation, Otis Williams!
Lenny Williams,Otis redding, marvin Gaye on my Ol school flow
I feel like otis williams onda temptations wen he first met Berry Gordy inda bathroom !
if only , Paul Williams , David Ruffin , Otis Williams , Eddie Kendricks , & Melivin Franklin woulda all stayed in the temptations v.v
I think Otis Williams is a national treaure. I love his honesty,diligence and compassion. I read both his Temptation books (1988, 2002 update) He really loved those guys. The last thing he told Eddie Kendricks was that he loved him. That was only weeks before Edddie died. Otis , in my opinion is level headed and the one guided and directed by the creator to keep things going. He has always made such wise decisions. I appreciate all the Temps but Otis and Melvin will always be my favorites Thanks Otis for doing what you do. You are a national treasure. I love you.
RIP author Paul Williams (Crawdaddy). He once read aloud to me his essay about Otis' "Dock of the Bay." A cherished memory.
The stylist that dressed Otis Williams in the Temptations movie knows what's up.
Otis Williams is the only living Temptation remaining
Hw tf did did Otis Williams get his name on the group title ?
watch'n "The Temptations" [1958-67[ on VH1-when Otis Williams founded the group/1st hits...OH YEAH
Watching "With all do respect I'm Otis Williams, and this is my group. " he just got her big uglyahh!
DUDE I shook Otis Williams' hand once at a Temps show. I'm not sure if I'll be at the Bosstones show.
Otis Williams makes the stupidest faces on this movie
The guy that's plays Otis Williams is pretty cute 😯
Otis Williams was the Yamcha of the Temptation. Yea, you were one of the originals but ya *** wasn't that important.
Otis Williams is the only living member of the old Temptations...yet that *** NEVER had a lead in a song.
i was mad as *** once i found out the real Otis Williams was waaayyy finer than David Ruffin!
The last temptation died a couple of weeks ago... So no more temptations living... R.i.P Otis Williams
me and actor Otis Williams from temptations movie at trailer on set
Did anyone else ever notice the teeth on Otis Williams son in this movie??
I never understood why it was called "Otis Williams & the Temptations" when he never led a single song, ol background singing ahh
The man that plays Otis Williams on Fighting Temptations .. Knows he can GET IT any kind of play ..
hey, how come it was called Otis Williams & The Distances if Otis never sang lead?
Have you ever watched a really awesome sad movie then busted out laughing when it was over then changed to a movie about Otis Williams.
Lmao , Otis Williams from the Temptaions kinda looks like
To... If Otis Williams and the Siberians were singing/chasing me around 😱😲😲😍
My dad & great grandma, my idols Smokey Robinson & Otis Williams
Right? Ya know, Otis Williams from The Temptations says the same thing.
Otis. - Kanye, List of Demands - Saul Williams, Pursuit of Happiness - Cudi, No Church in the Wild - Kanye
Stro might as well gone be Otis Williams from the temptation
Otis Williams: Otis Williams was one of 15 applicants out of 550 national and international nominees to receive...
90's is my fav but I love my old school Teddy P, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, O'Jays, Isleys, Lenny Williams
ok you win this round Mr Williams - you just wait though...I'm ALWAYS a step ahead!
iPod on random; Public Enemy to Hank Williams to Slayer to Otis Redding to the Clash...pretty much covers it all...
If you don't know who Otis Williams is then die!
I'm only going to see "Temptation" hoping for an Otis Williams cameo. Who, if memory serves me correctly, ain't nobody coming to see.
watching the temptations. So, can Otis Williams song? Never heard him. Hmmm...
Also, the program from the venue listed Otis Williams as one of the performers. I have no idea, however, when it written.
Well, I my wife and sisinlaw saw the Temps Fri nite in West Palm Beach. Said Otis Williams was introduced as lone original...
awww sorry to tell you Otis Williams passed away, I think last month. PS enjoy ur beautiful Sunday. -_~.
I'm told they (well, Otis Williams is only remaining member) were fantastic! gave up my ticket to my sisterinlaw. I was sick. :(
Otis Williams has been pronounced dead at 1:21 AM.
Oh em gee the actor who played Otis Williams is on notorious why have I never noticed this?!?!?!?
The Temptations was started by Otis Williams. He's the 2nd least important Temp.
"Jokera lets watch a movie !" Baby Im Otis Williams , Im On Tv . (im watching the temptations)
OK Kiddies, since I got such a positive response to my "tease" status from last night about the upcoming Temptations podcast, I figured it would be good to send out a full fledged QOTD to solicit your ideas/opinions on what songs you'll want to hear. A couple of quick facts now and maybe I'll expand on this note in the future as things progress:   1. Not working on this by myself, I've drafted EJ (Flavors) and Jolene (Kay White Bethune) to assist me with this effort.   2. The mix is currently planned to be 5 mixes released each day of the Memorial Day holiday weekend starting on Thursday on through that Monday.   3. Going to try and cover as much of the group's significant history as possible (plus some good obscure stuff that may have been overlooked). So far the breakdown looks like:   A) Mix & - The "Classic Five" Era (David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Otis Williams & Melvin Franklin)   B) Mix - Solo Efforts by the "Lead Singers" (mostly Ruffin, Kendricks and Dennis Edwards)   C) Mix ...
David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Otis Williams & Melvin Franklin are the reasons Im in love with music.
Save the date, Saturday, March 30th, 2013. STREET CORNER RENAISSANCE, Live in Concert, SRO! Just off a very successful concert opening (February 16, 2013 in Cerrittos, California) for the legendary Temptations (with original member, Otis Williams) - STREET CORNER RENAISSANCE, ace A`capella doo *** soul music vocal group will be in Concert at the beautiful Akebu-lan Cultural Center in majestic Pasadena, California, 1435 N. Raymond Avenue., Pasadena, California 91103., 8PM SHOW. We will be singing songs of love, social awareness and spirituality designed to uplift the soul, and put a smile on your face! We are proud to have entered into the Billboard charts with songs from our last CD, "Life Could Be A Dream". And we are doubly proud to uphold, promote and preserve the enduring legacy of authentic, A`capella, Doo *** Soul music. Stand by for more details, ticket info, etc. Big ups to our fan club, Shairon Speed-Anderson, Curtesa Richardson, and Ed Alston. Super props to our ace booking agent, Barbara Coll . ...
So the quest begins. Time to pick a MAN name... all imput from friends and family will be seriously considered. Let the fun begin!!! I'll start it off with one of my personal favorites from a good friend in college.. "Thunder" Otis Williams has a nice ring to it don't you think?
This has been a tough week for fans of the Temptations as former lead singer Richard Street passes at age 70. Richard joined the The "Tempts" replacing the late Paul Wiliams. Richard led the classic "Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)" & "Aiming At Your Heart". In a group where everyone was a lead singer Richard joins the standouts David Ruffin, Eddie,Dennis Edwards & Ollie Woodson the most memorial voices it the group. Otis Williams remains the only original member of the group.
Richard Street, a Detroit native, formally joined the Tempts in 1971 after a long association with the group, having performed with Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin in the ‘50s vocal group the Distants.
Tonight,another angel sings among his band members in Rock and Roll Heaven.Richard Street formerly of The Temptations has joined the band of angels,Richard began singing with Otis Williams,and Melvin Franklin as Otis Williams and The Distants,But quit when he felt the group was being expected to perform,before their royalties were commissioned,However he did travel with the group later when they became The Temptations as a stage manager,but before long he would be called upon to fill in for Paul Williams who was not battling alcoholism the way he was depicted in the film,but sickle cell anemia.However after Eddie Kendrick left the group,Richard,Like Damon Harris who passed last week he would take on a near Eddie like falsetto,Richard would also sing the lead on Dvid Ruffin's signature Tempts hit,My Girl,and although he was no David Ruffin,he was a great singer,Anyone who saw Motown 25 back in the day can vouch that although,THERE WAS ONLY ONE David Ruffin.AND WITHOUT HIM THE TEMPTS WERE BUT A GROUP IN SEA ...
Richard Street, former lead singer of THE TEMPTATIONS Three time Grammy Award, Two time American Music Award winner …. “Richard Street, former lead singer of THE TEMPTATIONS Richard Street’s passion for The Temptations goes back to its origins in 1955 as a member of the Detroit doo *** group The Distants, which included long time Temptation, Otis Williams, as well as Richard’s cousin, the late Melvin Franklin who was The Temptations legendary bass singer until his untimely death in 1995. Richard left The Distants in 1959 to form The Monitors and the other members eventually went on to record for the newly formed Motown record label as The Temptations. But Richard always kept a hand in the band. Motown president Berry Gordy hired him in 1963 as a sort of quality control producer at the label, asking him to listen to new recordings and occasionally lend his tenor voice to sweeten a vocal track. By 1969 The Temptations’ silky harmonies had made them the top R&B vocal group in the world with a strin ...
He's the second to die this week. Otis Williams died also. All the original Temptations have died.
ICYMI: Watch as Otis Williams & Dennis Edwards accept the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award for
The greatest vocal group, in Motown history are all back together again. In heaven. Rest in peace brother Otis Williams. May God bless you and your entire family. And thank you for giving us 1 of the greatest vocal group of all time! Heaven has some harmony and it's Kingdom.
No the last Temptation is Otis Williams. He's still with us. Otis Harris replaced Eddie Kendricks.
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Tomorrow night at the Grammy's Detroit's own Temptations will receive the lifetime achievement award congrats to Otis Williams and the present and past guys.
Who wanna be apart of the new Temptations with Me (David Ruffin) Matthew MattSpooky Allen (Paul Williams) we need and Otis Williams, Melvin Thompson, and Eddie Kendricks
Fraternity Records was a small record label based in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was started by Harry Carlson and silent partner Dr. Ashton Welsh in 1954. The first hit was local girl Cathy Carr's rendition of a Tin Pan Alley song, "Ivory Tower" in 1956. It made besting a cover version by Otis Williams...
Lawrence Marvin Clay-Bey (born December 14, 1965 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is an American heavyweight professional boxer. Although he had a very promising amateur career, as a pro, Clay-Bey never lived up to the hype that once surrounded him. Amateur career Lawrence Clay Bey Medal record Men’s Boxing Competitor for the United States World Amateur Championships Bronze 1995 Berlin Super Heavyweight Lawrence Clay-Bey started to box late in life in his 20's. He lost his first two amateur fights but stuck with it and eventually won the National Golden Gloves in his next eight fights. At this point he weighed around 260 pounds. Clay-Bey won a super heavyweight bronze medal at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin,later KOd Joe Mesi to win the right to go to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was also team USA's captain. However he was put out of the tournament in his first fight by a close/controversial 10-8 decision to eventual Gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko. He was the onl ...
the other 4 original temptations said they gon whip Otis Williams *** when he get here
Otis Williams sure did put a lot of Temp members out of the group
Every since a kid man i jus do it big OJ Da Juiceman "Otis Williams Jr. Story"
So I hear a man's voice while platform & thought omg its Otis Williams fom the temptations!? Nah but Grandpa was sanging!
loving Luther and am partial to some Otis reading... yes of corse not sure where yet though possibly source sat? you out?
I'm talmbout the same kind of 3rd-Degree Otis Williams & the Distants gave their managers. Lmao
so was i the only one who heard them say "Happy Birthday Otis Williams" on the radio o.O
I'm kanye & you the rest of good music , I'm otis Williams & you the rest of the temptations
Otis Williams tried to sign me as a new Temptation this year. I was like nah, I'll keep on truckin'
Otis Redding's Merry Christmas Baby is the most wonderful holiday song discovery. Andy Williams, you have some tough competition this year.
Tunes from the stones, Johnny Cash the Offspring some Otis and Blind Willie Johnson, Nina Simone made an appearence ;)
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The Arizona Cardinals' futility has overshadowed some great careers smh Otis Anderson, Aeneas Williams, Adrian Wilson
Otha Side of the Trap (CD/DVD): Atlanta native Otis Williams, Jr. began his rap career just ...
Im shocked by everyone who let me leave my room in Otis Williams shirt lastnight
The Supremes and The Temptations: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Soul Funk Jazz Blues & RnB of the Decades. Written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Jerry Ross in 1966. Lead Vocals: Diana Ross and Eddie Kendricks; spoken interlude by Diana Ross and Otis Williams; background vocals by Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, and Dennis Edwards; instrumentation by The Funk Brothers and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Hey people... back from a successful Marramarra Bulla Festival in Parkes yesterday and today. Great time and good to see old/young friends and make some new ones. Good to see Otis Williams, Irene Ridgeway and David Soper at the Art Exhibition opening last night. Thanks to Evie Willie and Sono Willie who drove me home from Parkes. What a voice that woman has!!! Just finished her tour with Christine Anu and showed her style today in the Little Theatre in Parkes today. Great working with the thoroughly professional Ange Prior from Arts Out West and thanks for my first Artistic Directors job!! Loved it...
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says happy birthday to the dude that sings for Bush, Ted Williams and the winner of the Donny Osmond Look-Alike Contest: . Thee-Otis Williams* from George Washington Carver Junior High School . right on . * - singer, The Temptations
Happy Birthday to Grace Slick, Timothy B Schmit of Eagles, Chris Slade, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, Otis Williams - videos
Am I the only white guy that knows who Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Otis Williams, Marvin Franklin and David Ruffin are?
I'm hungrier than 3 Otis Williams' sitting in Fenn lobby hoping for a miracle
Ryan Williams and Danny Amendola will be the most dropped players after week 5 is over. Williams because of Arizona OLINE ***
I wish I had a voice like a old black man like Sam Cooke or Otis Williams or Percy Sledge
Ok I cried when I saw Otis Williams crying over Melvins death
boots are gettin sent away to be professionally photographed by the talented Otis Williams/it's Deadly Photography he is amazin
I stayed til 1.30 in the morning me/stubborn fulla..I finish putting the platypus totem on Ben Barbas Allstars boots for next year..I'll finish them by weekend then send them off to be photographed professionally by the talented Otis Williams..praise the lord for my new glasses..I can see properly now..
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I know Whitney is gone on to glory but remember Otis Williams of the Temptations is still here!!
But on the plus side, I've ordered a replacement copy of my Temptations DVD AND found my Otis Williams book. Dad had it.
If I had been Otis Williams, surrounded by talent like David Ruffin & Paul Williams, I'd have been a hater too.
We are now in the best month of the year! All October born the party starts now! This month has produced the likes of yours truly, Nia Long, Winona Ryder, Al Sharpton, Kate Winslet, Tony Shalhoub, Mahalia Jackson, Otis Williams, Gwen Stefani, Russell Simmons, Sting, Paul Simon, Simon Cowell, Ryan Reynolds, Rita Hayworth, Snoop Dogg, just to name a few. Happy October Everybody!
Otis Williams scores to give a 1-0 lead over Felician in the 30th minute. Williams 2nd goal of season
im affraid i agree with charl by the end of evry friday nite @ the Caerau ur bouncin around the pub! Literally!
Now if we could only have a reunion of Otis, Dennis & Richard with David Sea, Paul Williams Jr, and I guess Ron...
Met Otis Williams at the airport. Temptation swag lol
I did get a series of bizarre anonymous calls from a man claiming that Otis Williams was innocent.
David Ruffin: I'm the one sellin' the records. They're comin' to see me. Otis Williams: They're comin' to see the Temptations. David Ruffin: Ain't nobody comin' to see you, Otis! You wish you could work it the way I do, but you can't! Because there is only one David Ruffin. And without him, the Temps ain't nothin' but a group in SEARCH of a David Ruffin. Matter of fact, I been thinkin'. We should call the group David Ruffin And The Temptations. Yeah, that sound good to me. Y'all beggin' me not to leave you. [sings] David Ruffin: "And I refuse to let you go." Yeah, David Ruffin And The Temptations. Whatcha think? Otis Williams: [stands up] That ain't never gonna happen. What can you say about The Temptations except that since their inception 50 years ago and success that has followed, they've been the...
Otis Williams of The Temptations knows he can dress. lol
Lead singer Otis Williams from the temptations!
We are trying to make this a celebration!!! R.i.p. Otis Lee Williams
Has that Lenny Williams spirit ever jumped on you and had you scrolling with your contacts?
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en vogue out here looking like the *** otis williams temps revue. fighting all on tv. they need to get Iyanla to FIX THIS ish! cmon
Forty-five years after hitting the charts with "Hearts of Stone", Otis Williams performs it here in 1999 for a program called Rock-n-Roll Graffiti. Otis soun...
Wooaaahh! Every member of "The Temptations" is dead apart from Otis Williams :o
Otis Williams and the Siberians were the greatest DooWop group Detroit ever produced.
Did Chris just quote a Christopher Williams line?
Happy birthday Al Bryant. He and Otis Williams were founding members of the Temptations in Detroit
I'm surprised they ain't got a Otis Williams Illuminati video on YouTube , since he the only temptation alive
Otis Williams didn't have no type of talent though..David was just stating facts
Just got back from sneak peek of Motown:The Musical...It's gonna be a great show...Brandon Victor Dixon (portraying Berry Gordy) will be a major star...The folks were there: Mr. Gordy, Smokey, Aretha, Jesse Jackson, HDH, Mickey Stevenson, Janie Bradford, Otis Williams, Valerie Simpson, Fran Lebowitz, Gayle King, and a lot of others.
Otis williams from the temptations son was so not lawd my lawd..
Whoever otis williams is needs to pay his bills. They keep calling my phone!
Gm my people listening to some andy williams, otis redding and some sam cooke this morning slow motion kinda day no need to rush things
I finally got it but it took a while but here it is! PEOPLE NEW EDITS ARE DONE!!(: BUT THERE ARE PROBABLY STILL SOME MISTAKES I'LL FIX THEM LATER;) THANK...
Sadly to say otis williams from the temptations has died today he was an amazing singer
This Sunday I have the great honor of joining the Eddy Bullen band put on a smooth jazz concert. Andrew Stewart Otis Williams Elmer Ferrer. The music will be awesome
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I love how Otis Williams slandered every Temptation except Melvin and himself in the movie
Online @ thru 9/30! Guests include Boz Scaggs, Huey Lewis (with a rarity before the News), Ruth Pointer, John Cafferty of the Beaver Brown Band, Richard Sterben of the Oak Ridge Boys & former bass singer for Elvis Presley; plus Otis Williams--the only remaining original Temptation! There's a Neil Diamond 3-fer, 1984 Yearbook and more surprises! Listen!
I saw them preform once; it's nice to see that Dennis Edwards is striving to keep the other Temptations group going, although they'er just a review group, and don't record like Otis Williams's Temptations, it's still nice to hear the oldies. Eddie Kendricks was apart of the review group too before he passed away. R.I.P. Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, & Ali Woodson...gone, not forgotten.
Started my day listening to The Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone," which, in my unqualified opinion is one of the greatest songs written and produced by Norman Whitfield for the Temptations. The simplicity of the opening bass line, with accompanying hi-hat sets the mood of the song. And then, just to make sure you don't get bored and understand that this is a complex musical piece and emotion driven topic horns and strings join in, followed by hand claps; which gives a feel that harkens black gospel. The opening musical arrangement of the song continues to grow in complexity; with a harp and wah-wah lead guitar joining the ever rhythmic and mood establishing bass line. All of that before Dennis Edwards sings one note! Though the Temptations' vocal lineup for this recording (Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Richard Street, Damon Harris and Otis Williams) is my least favored, it still maintains the overall unique Temptations multi-harmonic sound which made them one of the greatest vocal groups ...
Glenn Leonard with The Temptations Reunion on Solid Gold - 1982. In this video, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Glenn Leonard...
We had a great time seeing and meeting with Otis Williams and his Temptations last night at our Hampton Inn Harbourgate here in North Myrtle Beach. They were performing at the Alabama Theatre.
This is the 3rd selection from Otis Williams when he played at Drummers United 2012 ft Chris Coleman. Brought to us by Ledfoot Music. Enjoy
Family, Friends and S&S Fans. We will be performing at W.B. This Friday night from 9 to Midnight as usual. After Friday there will be only 2 more summer performances at this venue. July 20 and August 10th. On Friday along with myself, Peter Salomon will be on Keyboards and Vocals and the exciting Otis Williams on Guitar and Vocals. For those of you who don't know Otis he played Lead Guitar for the Isaac Hayes Band before his passing! He can really get things cranked up so you don't want to miss Friday night. Peter played Keyboards with Billy Vera along with many other great bands and performers. Not to forget his Solo performances on Piano and Vocals!! Sitting in with us will be "Big" Sal Bocchino on all his horns and flute. And singing a few songs with us will be Lawrence (LA) Anthony of LA And The Hit Squad. LA sang with us back on April 7th and he did a fantastic job. If you were there I'm sure you remember his performance! We welcome any of our Musician and Vocalist friends to join us after the first ...
Personal thanks to all of the drummers @ the event yesterday; Chris Coleman, Larnel Lewis, Otis Williams, Jonathan Kerr & Vanzella Joy!
Coming to Anthology June 15th & 16th for two shows both Friday & Saturday , the ONE AND ONLY Ramsey Lewis . Yours truly J Otis Williams will emcee on Friday .. Anthology located in the heart of little Italy aat 1337 India St. San Diego Ca. Truly one of the greats
At rainy Sydney airport, heading home for 5 days. Schedule is peak hill, Condo, Wellington, Gilgandra and Dubbo. Purpose of the trip is for the TV show with the ABC. Mob who have a ghost story, can you inbox me please?!? Otis Williams, can you meet with me in Condo Tuesday/Wed brother? Would love to share your yarns or meet up with mob
LFMusic presents Drummer's United featuring Chris Coleman,Larnel Lewis, Jonathan Kerr and Otis Williams! for all the details!
The new age Temptations lol Otis Williams & David Ruffin LMAO still love em tho!!
Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, David Ruffin, & Paul Williams Note: I do not claim ownership of this video. I am only sharing it. Cropped fr...
David Ruffin lines and Otis Williams on the notes
I just want to say R.I.P. to some of my passed on loved ones and some gone that may be closer to you than I and are dearly missed in our city: Grandma Clytie, Uncle Curlee, Uncle "Big" Lynn Fuller, Aunt Bunchie, Aunt Doretha, Doobie Pritchett, Lil Will Berry, Tracy Snell, Dre Dixion, Greg-O, Craig Mc Dowell Jr & Sr, Kendra Hill, Troy Scott, Otis Williams (G.I's finest), Dajuan "Dino" Davis, Lil Mo' Ebony, 2 Bit, L.B., Percy Horton, Ben Holmes, Anthony Potts, Teresita Neighbors, P.J., Steve, Blue, Tim Plamer, Mighty Mouse, Maceo, Big D, Driver, Tyreese Johnson, Cousin Larry Hill, Cousin Donell, Roland, Maurice "Moe", Terrance Shaffer, Milo, Big Clarence, Big Mike (The Last Don of the Zoo), J Roc (we never got to get that race up park st), Davion, Hayrod, Panky, Riggs, Big B, and I know it's so many more I missed. Gone but never forgotten! Happy Memorials Day giving in honor and remembrance of our passed on loved ones.
1) Otis Williams and The Charms had it as a rhythm and blues hit. 2) Gale Storm did a white version, reaching This was not an original black song but was...
Watching a documentary on David Ruffin, Otis Williams just said that his voice was as "funky as an unwashed armpit" lol. RIP David
Otis Williams rehearsing his drum solo during together again
I wanna Otis Williams with the original 4 temptations. Eddie, Paul, Melvin and David. Motown Hologram them n Marvin Gaye the special guest
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