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The Temptations Revue Featuring Nate Evans
When five men took the stage nearly 40 years ago their stunning harmonies and tight choreography combined with excellent leads to create a legend. The Temptations made musical history with their string of fabulous pop and funk hits in the sixties and seventies and managed to weather a steady stream of changes in personnel and consumer tastes to be able to continue the history.
The Temptations started performing on bus tours called The Motor Town Revues that crisscrossed the country and drew scattered crowds. But those crowds became larger and larger until there was a legion of dedicated fans.
The Temptations, working first with Smokey Robinson and then with others, scored hits like “My Girl,” The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t to Proud to Beg.” As trends began to change, so did The Temptations, thus bringing about a string of politically charged songs like “Cloud Nine,” and “Ball of Confusion.” With the untimely deaths of The Temptations’ Richard Street and Damon Harris in 2013, who is left? Paul Williams died in 1973; David Ruffin died in 1991; Eddie Kendricks died in 1992; Melvin Franklin died in 1995, and Dennis Edwards retired in 2017. Nate Evans is still with us and still has the voice that represents The Temptations Review feat. Nate Evans!
Following the death of David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, now retired, and Eddie Kendricks began touring as “The Temptations”, still with David Sea and Nate Evans, and bringing in another former Temptation, Damon Harris.
Dennis Edwards, now retired, and Damon Harris [d. 2/18/13] form offshoot groups following the death of Eddie Kendricks, the group splintered. Dennis formed “Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Revue”, Damon formed “Damon Harris and the Temptations Revue” featuring future Temptation Joe Herndon, Evans and Taylor formed a Temptations tribute band and David Sea went on to a solo career.”
The Temps hits include “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “You’re My Everything,” “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “Cloud Nine,” “Psychedelic Shack,” “Runaway Child, Running Wild,” “Ball Of Confusion,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Masterpiece” and “Just My Imagination.”