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This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Origins[ edit ] Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams started singing together in church as children.
By their teenage years, they formed a doo-wop quartet in with Kell Osborne and Wiley Waller, naming themselves the Cavaliers. The group settled in Detroit where they changed their name to the Primes under the direction of Milton Jenkins.
The Primes soon became well known around the Detroit area for their meticulous performances. Kendricks was already seen as a "matinee idol" in the Detroit area while Williams was well received for his baritone vocals. ByWilliams was the leader of a vocal group named Otis Williams and the Siberians.
The group recorded two Northern singles including "Come On" and "Alright" However, Mooch Harrell and Richard Street shortly departed from the group and the remaining members lost use of the Distants name. Richard Street later formed another Distants group who recorded for the Thelma label in the early s.
Clockwise from top right: Members of the Distants were acquainted with the Primes as both groups participated in the same talent shows and performed at the same public venues.
Friendly rivals, the Primes were considered to be the more polished and vocally stronger group of the two. The Primes disbanded in after Kell Osborne moved to California.
Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams returned to Alabama following the band's dissolution. While visiting relatives in Detroit, Kendricks called Otis Williams, who desperately needed two more members for an audition for Gordy's label and offered Kendricks a lead singer place in his new group.
Kendricks agreed on the condition he bring Paul Williams with him. Otis Williams happily agreed and Kendricks and Paul Williams moved back to Detroit to join the new group. Under that name, the group auditioned for Motown in March Already impressed with some of the members after hearing session work, Berry Gordy agreed to sign the group to the Motown imprint, Miracle.
However, before signing, Gordy discovered another group was using the name of Elgins. The group began tossing about ideas for a new name on the steps of the Hitsville U.
The "Elgins" name re-surfaced at Motown inwhen Gordy renamed a quartet called the Downbeats as the Elgins. The Temptations' first two singles, " Oh Mother of Mine " and " Check Yourself ", with Paul Williams on lead, were released on Miracle before Gordy closed the label down and reassigned the band to his latest imprint, Gordy Records.
Later that year, the Temptations began touring as part of the Motortown Revue. The group would issue eight recordings between without much success. Eventually the label and the group decided against it.
When he couldn't get a hold of the group, Gordy produced a version for the Contours. Inthe Temptations began working with Smokey Robinson as producer and writer. While the song failed to chart, it did eventually become a popular live performance spot for the group and particularly for Paul Williams in general.
Some called the group "The Hitless Temptations" due to their lack of hits. During this time, David Ruffin began following the group around as he aspired to join them.In , then-Governor Michael R. Pence conferred the Sagamore of the Wabash Citation upon Smith for his professional lifetime achievements.
That same year, he was also inducted into the Wabash High School Hall of Distinction for "outstanding accomplishments in life."Employer: Catholic University of America.
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