Forever The Group Co-founder.
The problem people have with Otis Miles better known as Otis Williams is his limited vision of the legacy let alone the history of the Temptations. Or maybe, he can’t honestly admit to himself the truth that this group had four creator or co-founders. Whom fans know to be David English(Melvin Franklin), Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Elbridge Bryant.
Upon the group websites, you’ll find edited down vision of the group formation with him just proclaiming he founded the group. Which you can always visualize this truth when the other founders has passed on to a blessful world. It’s great to give the late Elbridge Bryant his dues too. Although it possible his estate doesn’t get any type royalties from his recordings with the group.
With fans, the problem lies in the twisted fact that the voices of the Temptations were and always been the primary lead singers of this group. Williams, can try his best to edited down the group, as being a five man lead vocal group. And facts might support a few comments , in terms of that comment. Except, they aren’t totally supported upon the “Meet the Tempations” first recordings. Where Sweet Eddie Kendricks and Paul “Soul” Williams blazed out the vocals.
The first two lead vocalist of the early Temptations years. The problem again, with any Temptations fans is Otis Williams doesn’t want to honestly admit that the preacher man of Mississippi that replaced Bryant, was the sparkle and the spotlight that got the group the attention from the excutive branch of Motown. When Berry Gordy was leading the coral.
Upon many disc selling the Temptations recording, you’ll find Davis Eli, Rufiin upon the cover. Even, if his replacement vision is on the recordings. You most likely find his image selling the material. And , if you pay close attention to website you will notice the man called David photo , with the others. In truth, the image of David Ruffin sell the group material more than having Otis Williams trying too.
Honors, goes out to Dennis Edwards , in terms of acknowledging the passing members in his concerts. While being mention, as a living legend. When in denial about truth about anything people realize the fear you have as a weakness to admit your debt to others. Even his relationship with Richard Street created negativity. When business concerns was placed over his health concerns.
Truth were only ealized by Damon Harris, after the fictionized book of Williams explained his problems, with him being a Temptations over his supposely bad habits. Which seems to mirror the name of the group. Because bad habits comes from flocks sticking together to created friction between one another.
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