Daryl Hall & John Oates
Hall of Fame Essay
The Temptations are the quintessential Motown vocal group.
With style to spare, drop-dead dance moves and voices that had been nurtured in the deep South and seasoned in the cities of the North, the Temptations captured in their work the pleasures of the street-corner serenade as well as the flash of the Sixties soul revue.
Whether rendering Smokey Robinson’s silky meditations on romance or executing the intricate vocal paces of Norman Whitfield's gritty funk, their voices suggested the story of the singers’ lives.
They proved themselves the masters of every vocal style
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