THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS
June 11, 2020
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $65.00 / $55.50 / $35.50
TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: January 31, 2020 10:00 AM to June 11, 2020 12:00 AM
Advance ticket sales sold in person at The Stranahan, phone 419-381-8851, online at etix.com or Centennial Terrace night of event
Outdoor venue, rain or shine. No seating in general admission area blankets & small beach chairs allowed. No outside food, drinks, & coolers
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964 however; that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the things You Do" turned the guys into stars An avalanche of hits followed, many of which..."My Girl," for instance...attained immortality. "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby;," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain"...the hits kept coming. The Temptations are part of the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame.
THE FOUR TOPS first Motown hit, "Baby I Need Your Loving" in 1964, made them stars and their sixties 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; it was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, "It's The Same Old Song" (no. 2 R&B/no. 5 pop). Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy: the no. 1 "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" (no. 2 R&B/no. 6 pop) and "Bernadette" (no. 3 R&B/no. 4 pop)-an extraordinary run of instant H-D-H classics. Other Tops hits from the decade included "Ask The Lonely," "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)," "Something About You," "You Keep Running Away," "7-Rooms Of Gloom" and their covers of "Walk Away Renee" and "If I Were A Carpenter.