- Jul 23 , 2017
- 6:00 PM
- $125.50, $79.50 and $59.50 Crest Ford pavilion and $25.50 Kroger lawn
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The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners and The Stylistics
Andiamo Restaurants, Mix 92.3 and Motown Museum Presents A Salute To The Legends of MotownJul 23 , 2017 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Andiamo Restaurants, Mix 92.3, The Motown Museum and the UAW Present A Salute To The Legends of Motown featuring The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners and The Stylistics at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill on Sunday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to see all four legendary groups on the same night! Watch the Temptations and The Four Tops in a Battle of the Bands as they share the stage and perform their Motown hits together.
Tickets at $125.50, $79.50 and $59.50 in the Crest Ford pavilion and $25.50 on the Kroger lawn go on sale this Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at Livenation.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.
The Temptations were born in Detroit in 1961, a marriage of members of the Distants and the Primes, and signed to Motown. “Dream Come True” became the group’s first chart hit, peaking at #22 R&B in 1962. In 1965, “My Girl” became their first #1 pop and R&B hit, and their first signature song. They hit no. 1 R&B again with “Get Ready” in 1966. In 1972, “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” hit #1 pop and won two Grammys. In total, The Temptations can claim 43 Top 10 R&B singles (14 #1) and 17 pop Top 10s (four #1). In 1989, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Temptations’ new millennium success has included the Grammy-winning Ear-Resistable (2000) as well as Awesome (2001) and Legacy (2004). Reflections, released in 2006, received a Grammy nomination for their version of Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You).” Their latest album was 2010’s Still Here. Otis Williams, the only original member still living, continues to perform with The Temptations’ line up consisting of Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson, Joe Herndon and Bruce Williamson.
The Four Tops were founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims. Lead singer Levi Stubbs and groupmates Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, having gone from 1953 until 1997 without a single change in personnel. Their hit singles included two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There.”
When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit, where they continued to have charting singles into the late-1970s. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Fakir is the only surviving founding member of the original group and is joined by Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton, Jr. and Harold Bonhart.
The Spinners were formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1954. Most often thought of as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of legendary R&B recording artists The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits, including “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I'm Falling in Love?,” “Then Came You,” “Games People Play,” “The Rubberband Man” “Working My Way Back to You” and “Cupid.” Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, Marvin Taylor, Ronnie Moss and Jessie Peck.
The Stylistics was formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966. Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics. Friends since junior high school, Herb and Airrion have managed to keep their institution of `70s music alive. They scored 12 straight top ten R&B hits, including “You Are Everything,” “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” “I’m Stone in Love with You,” “Break Up to Make Up” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” The current lineup of the Stylistics also includes Eban Brown and Jason Sharp.
Andiamo Restaurants, Mix 92.3 and Motown Museum Presents A Salute To The Legends of Motown featuring The Temptations and The Four Tops with special guests The Spinners and The Stylistics at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill is part of the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series.
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