Entries tagged with: The Temptations
We've been posting a lot about Jacksons lately. Janet is gearing up for a new album and tour (tickets to her NYC-area shows are on sale now), and the entirely unrelated Joe is too. Janet's brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon are still playing together as The Jacksons and will be on tour later this summer with a few NYC-area shows. (Jermaine changed his last name to "Jacksun" in 2013 for "artistic reasons" and isn't a part of this tour.) They play Long Island's The Paramount on September 3, Newark's NJPAC on September 4 with The Commodores (with no Lionel Richie), and White Plains' Westchester County Center on September 17 with The Temptations Review (ft. longtime Temptations singer Dennis Edwards). Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
All dates, including shows in Atlantic City and CT, are listed below...
Richard Street, who served with the Temptations during the group's prolific second heyday in the 1970s and '80s, died Wednesday morning in Las Vegas of a pulmonary embolism. He was 70.Rest in peace, Richard. Some songs from his time in The Temptations can be streamed below...
Street, a Detroit native, formally joined the Tempts in 1971 after a long association with the group, having performed with Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin of the Temptations in the 1950s vocal group the Distants.
Baltimore native Otis "Damon" Harris, a one-time member of the legendary Motown act The Temptations, died on Monday after losing a 14-year-long battle to prostate cancer, according to family spokesman Chuck Woodson. Harris was 62.Damon Harris was a member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975, and contributed vocals to their albums Solid Rock through A Song for You, having sung lead on hits like "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," "Masterpiece," "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)," "Take A Look Around," and others.
Harris, a resident of Owings Mills, died at the Joseph Richey Hospice in Seton Hill. Woodson said he was in remission until three years ago. The cancer had "gotten pretty bad" by the end of last summer, Woodson said, leaving Harris in the hospital from November until last week, when he was transferred to the hospice. [Baltimore Sun]
Damon followed his time in The Temptations with two albums by his group, Impact, and a solo album, Silk. He was diagnosed with cancer at age 47, and in 2001 he founded The Damon Harris Cancer Foundation.
Rest in peace, Damon. Some songs from his time in The Temptations can be streamed below...
by Bill Pearis
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day as you may know. Some folks really enjoy this chance to finally say I love you to that special someone in your life. Others take a more cynical view, echoing the sentiments of Team Spirit's new EP, Love Is For Suckers, which will consists of five garagey covers of classic love songs, mostly '60s pop, but also Meat Loaf's "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)." The EP will be a free download on Valentine's Day but you can stream the whole thing right now, below.
Meanwhile, Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, are readying thier first official release for VICE/Warner Bros. It's a five song EP, out April 9, and you can stream "MRDR It's OK" from it below and check out the very NSFW animated video for "Fuck the Beach."
Team Spirit have a few tour dates coming up, including a stint opening for The Joy Formidable (though not in NYC). All tour dates are listed below.