The Temptations are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, rnb, and adult contemporary. Formed in Detroit, Michigan in as The Elgins. The group, known for its finely tuned choreography, distinct harmonies, and stylish suits, has been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to rock. Having sold an estimated 22 million albums by , The Temptations are one of the most successful groups in black music history and were the definitive male vocal group of the s. In addition, they have the second-longest tenure on Motown behind Stevie Wonder , as they were with the label for a total of 40 years: 16 years from to , and 24 more from to from to , they were signed to Atlantic Records. As of , The Temptations continue to perform for Universal Records with only one original member, founder Otis Williams, in its lineup. Like its sister group The Supremes, The Temptations' lineup has changed frequently over the years. There was also a 50s doo-wop group from New York named the Temptations. They are best remembered for their top 40 hit "Barbara. After this hit, lead singer Neil Stevens went solo.
The album was released in and it reached No. The album was recorded at the Record Plant in Vince's manager, Bruce Bird, died of a brain aneurysm during the recording. Vince later hired Burt Stein. Vince Neil, together with then manager Bruce Bird and Jack Blades , originally approached long time friend and ex- Ozzy bassist Phil Soussan to help him write the album and put a band together. The original line-up was to have featured Adrian Vandenberg of Whitesnake and Manic Eden on guitar but a switch was made at the last minute, at Warner Bros. The former Billy Idol guitarist and Atomic Playboys founder, claims to have subsequently played all bass and guitar tracks on Exposed. During the final recording process, Soussan left the band after differences with Stevens, who had insisted on wanting to play bass on the album. Robbie Crane was then switched from rhythm guitar to bass, Dave Marshall was hired as rhythm guitarist and Vik Foxx continued to play drums.
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