Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul by Mark Ribowsky

By Mark Ribowsky

The first and basically definitive biography of mythical Motown team, the Temptations

The Temptations are an incomparable soul workforce, with dozens of chart-topping hits reminiscent of My Girl and Papa was once a Rollin Stone. From the pointy fits, trendy choreography, and precise vocals that epitomized their onstage triumphs to the private failings and psycho-dramas that performed out backstage, Ain't Too Proud to Beg tells the whole tale of this such a lot popular—and tragic—of all Motown tremendous groups.

Based on in-depth learn and interviews with founding Temptations member Otis Williams and so forth, the ebook unearths the hugely person, even jointly hostile, nature of the group's contributors. Venturing past the cash and the celebrity, it stocks the compelling story of those someday allies, someday competitors and divulges the original dynamic of push and pull and provides and take that led to musical genius.

  • The first e-book to inform the total tale of Motown's maximum workforce, with all-new interviews and formerly undiscovered assets and photographs
  • Gives the ultimate on enduring Motown mysteries, together with the deaths of Paul Williams and David Ruffin and the reality in the back of Ruffin's tumultuous romance with Tammi Terrell
  • Reveals the key "can't leave out" formulation in the back of the enticements' thirty-seven chart hits
  • Draws on multiple hundred interviews with the group's affiliates, figures, kin, and most significantly, founding Temptation Otis Williams

Ain't Too Proud to Beg takes a cohesive and penetrating examine the existence and enduring legacy of 1 of the best teams in well known song. it truly is crucial examining for enthusiasts of the enticements, tune fans, and someone drawn to the background of yankee pop culture over the past fifty years.

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