Electrifying vocals and visuals from ‘The Temptations’ on ‘Ed Sullivan’

‘The Temptations’ performing on ‘ The Ed Sullivan Show’

When ‘The Temptations’ took the stage, there was energy in the air. Their electrifying performances exude soul and style. Their legendary songs, harmonies, and dance moves are American music history.

‘The Temptations’ performing on ‘ The Ed Sullivan Show’

In 1967, The Temptations appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ Ed introduces them, saying, ‘Now from Detroit, for the youngsters, The Temptations.’ They begin a medley of their hit songs.

They are dressed in stunning light tan tuxedos with a matching dark brown vest. The jackets have a sparkle, and the bow ties complete the look. The guys immediately start moving and grooving with choreographed dance moves.

‘The Temptations’ performing on ‘ The Ed Sullivan Show’

The first song in the medley is ‘Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue),’ sung by Eddie Kendricks. His high falsetto is perfect as the rest of the group keeps the energy flowing with extraordinary moves. The song hit number 26 on the Billboard charts.

The second song is ‘All I Need,’ sung by David Ruffin. It opens with some clapping and excitement by the group, which continues on the verses. The guys back David with solid harmonies, and their feet never stop moving.

‘The Temptations’ performing on ‘ The Ed Sullivan Show’

They gracefully transition into the classic ‘My Girl’ with some nifty footwork. David continues on the lead as the rest of the group dances with smooth movements. David even adds more style by dropping the microphone from one hand into the other.

The real intense choreography happens on the final song of the medley ‘(I Know) I’m Losing You.’ The lead is sung by David Ruffin again, but the fantastic vocals are overshadowed by the dancing this time. At one point, Ruffin spins into a split on his knees, dropping down and popping right back up. As David finishes the tune, the rest of the members dance around him in a circle. The Temptations are pure soul and energy, and this performance reminds us of their greatness.

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