Happy Birthday Melvin Franklin

Happy birthday to the late, great Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, born October 12, 1942.

It is impossible to talk about the development of soul music since the early 60s without repeatedly coming back to the Temptin' Tempts.  In the 60s they redefined the soul group, from the impeccable look they brought to the stage, to their focus on group choreography, to, most importantly, the immediately identifiable 5-part group harmony they mastered.  Every major soul group since 1965 owes a huge debt to the Temptations, and most acknowledge it....READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


Happy birthday to the late, great Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, born October 12, 1942.

It is impossible to talk about the development of soul music since the early 60s without repeatedly coming back to the Temptin' Tempts.  In the 60s they redefined the soul group, from the impeccable look they brought to the stage, to their focus on group choreography, to, most importantly, the immediately identifiable 5-part group harmony they mastered.  Every major soul group since 1965 owes a huge debt to the Temptations, and most acknowledge it....READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


 
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