The Temptations & The Four Tops
Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations have nothing but love for each other…when they are off stage. It’s a different story when the microphones are turned on.
“We’re very competitive,” says Abdul “Duke” Fakir, of the Four Tops. “That’s the way Motown was built. Basically we competed all the while. But we competed in a wonderful way — brother against brother.”
Fakir and Otis Williams, his opposite number in The Temptations, will be renewing their rivalry when they appear at the Sands Event Center. The two men are the only surviving original members of their groups. “Him and I are in the same position,” said Williams. “Him and I are the last remaining members of our respective groups. We have love for each other.”
The Temptations had hits with “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”
The Four Tops are known for “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Standing In the Shadows (of Love).”
The two groups tour often and are very committed to keeping the legacy as strong as possible. The songs they sing are part of modern music’s DNA and the men credit their timelessness to having a story to tell and a great groove. Their concerts are part nostalgia and part education, reminding the audience of the Motown sound and celebrating such songwriters as Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Eddie Holland.
Get ready for a night of songs you know and love. The true sound of Motown.
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