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The Temptations & The Four Tops Set to Perform on Long Island on June 24th!

4topsandtemptationsLive Nation is pleased to present the Temptations and the Four Tops, a legendary night of music, at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 and $109.50 plus applicable service charges and are on sale online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. For further information, please visit, www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

For more than fifty years, the Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The group, known for their distinct harmonies, long list of hit songs, choreography, and flashy wardrobe, has been said to be as influential to R&B and soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. The first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award, the Temptations received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. They were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do The Things You Do” turned the guys into stars.

An avalanche of hits including “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” (with Diana Ross & the Supremes) and several more followed. Many of the group’s songs attained immortality like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” and “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” – all three of those smash hits are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles and fourteen R&B #1 singles. Rolling Stone ranked the Temptations at #68 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The legendary Four Tops – known for incredibly soulful doo-wop and R&B – helped define the Motown Sound of the 1960s with number-one hits such as “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” As Smokey Robinson has so aptly described, “[they] are a one-in-a-million singing group.” Other big hits include “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love,” and “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over).”

The Four Tops are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, R&B Music Hall of Fame, and Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The quartet was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and “Reach Out I’ll Be There” was selected for inclusion in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The Four Tops are among Billboard Magazine’s Top 100 Artists of All Time and Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Celebrating over50 years, The Four Tops continue to tour and perform to sold-out houses around the world, playing in arenas and theaters, colleges and casinos, at festivals and art centers, and occasionally with symphony orchestras.t

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