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The Temptations + The Four Tops

Artist: The Temptations + The Four Tops

Gates Open at 5:45 pm
Show starts at 7:00 pm

 

ABOUT THE TEMPTATIONS

Often referred to as American music royalty, The Temptations are world-renowned superstars of entertainment, revered for their phenomenal catalog of music and prolific career. They are one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world today. While the group has evolved over the years, Dr. Otis Williams has continued to lead the group and carry the torch forward for the next generation of fans. The Temptations are still headlining concerts around the country that include fan favorites such as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and more. Ranked No. 1 in Billboard magazine’s most recent list of the Greatest R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time, The Temptations also appear in the magazine’s 125th Anniversary list of the 125 Greatest of All Time Artists. In addition, Rolling Stone magazine named the group among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In September 2020, the editors of Rolling Stone commented that The Temptations are “Indisputably the greatest black vocal group of the Modern Era …” and listed the group’s Anthology album among the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Anthology album has appeared in all three Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums lists. The Temptations celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2021–2022. To mark this milestone, they released a new album, Temptations 60, executive produced by founding member Otis Williams. The album consists of nearly all-original songs that are both modern and classic in feel and sound. The Temptations’ heritage, influence, and contributions to not only American culture and African American communities but also to the global music landscape are monumental. The Temptations’ presence in the world today has never been more vivid—and their popularity is ever-increasing.

 


ABOUT THE FOUR TOPS

The quartet The Four Tops, originally called the Four Aims, made their first single for Chess in 1956 and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, and mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. found out they had hustled a national Tonight Show appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label. When that proved short-lived, Levi Stubbs’ powerhouse baritone lead and the exquisite harmonies of Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, and Lawrence Payton started making one smash after another with the writing-producing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” (1964), made them stars and their ‘60s track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a No. 1 R&B and pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers. In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Though they would no longer have hits on record, the group continued to be a hit in concert, touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define. Following Payton’s death in 1997, the group briefly worked as a trio until Theo Peoples, a former Temptation, was recruited to restore the group to a quartet. When Stubbs subsequently grew ill, Peoples became the lead singer and former Motown artist-producer Ronnie McNeir was enlisted to fill Payton’s spot. In 2005, when Benson died, Payton’s son Roquel replaced him.

Date

Jul 12 2024

Time

Gates open at 5:45 pm
7:00 pm

Labels

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HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

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scheduled grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE