Otis Williams

Otis Williams

CLEVELAND – In partnership with the Motown Museum, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce a virtual interview with 1989 Inductee and founder of The Temptations, Otis Williams. This special event will be hosted by Rock Hall Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement, Jason...
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Otis Williams And Smokey Robinson Discuss The Temptations And The Civil Rights Movement In Part Three Of Docuseries

In celebration of Black History Month, The Temptations have released the third and final part of their Docuseries, titled “The Message.”. The story showcases how influential The Temptations were as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s began gaining momentum and galvanizing people of color across the country. The episode illustrates the group’s personal experience that lead to the psychedelic soul era, alongside seminal producer Norman Whitfield.
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The Last Temptation: Otis Williams reflects on life in the most successful singing group

Seeing the pages of his memoir brought to life in "Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations" on a Broadway stage was a profound emotional experience for Otis Williams. The jukebox musical, which picked up a Tony for best choreography and a Grammy for the cast recording, was still in what the singer calls "its very embryonic stages" when he took in an early rehearsal. ...

Temptations Co-Founder Otis Williams’ Shows Off His Signature Drip

Otis Williams, the lone surviving original member of the iconic Motown group The Temptations, takes fans inside his closet for a tour of his one-of-a-kind style. The episode follows a previous clip where Williams shared a home tour of his fashionable digs. In this recent episode, he shows off a number of coats, jackets, and outfits, explaining his attachment to certain pieces.

Mary Wilson remembered by Otis Williams

The founder of the Temptations on his fiercely determined Motown colleague who lit up the stage with the Supremes and fought for artists’ rights. Mary was always a wonderful person, with such a beautiful spirit. I’d known her since we were young growing up in Detroit. She’d always be singing and dancing with her friends in the projects, and we used to rehearse in the same building. Then [when she was 15, in 1959] she became a member of the Primettes, who changed their name to the Supremes a year later, the same year that I became one of the Temptations.
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‘Tempations 60’: Anniversary album has Otis Williams energized, nostalgic

When it came time to pick a closing track for the Temptations' 60th anniversary album, Otis Williams reached back. Waaay back. Williams, the iconic Motown group's lone surviving original member, decided to dust off and remake the 1960 song "Come On" — the very first release by the baritone singer and his proto-Tempts group the Distants.

Otis WIlliams

To hear him tell his story, Otis Williams is just a southern boy from Texarkana, Texas, who, while growing up, loved the “Devil’s music.”. His two grandmothers took care of him when his mother moved to Detroit in search of better employment and living conditions for the musically inclined troublemaker.

Otis Williams is Honored in Birthday Celebration

The City College of New York’s City College Center for the Arts is hosting a virtual event in celebration of Otis Williams’ 80th birthday November 1 at 7:30 p.m. He is the sole surviving member of The Temptations. The event will be taking place in Aaron Davis Hall and will...