The Temptations Informative Speech Outline

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The Temptations Introduction: I. Have you ever heard the song “My Girl” or “Get Ready”? If so, do you know the artist? II. Well, let me introduce you to the Motown vocal group that sang those songs, The Temptations. III. In my research on the Temptations, I have found that they are one of the most influential rhythm & blues and soul music vocal groups of the 1960s. IV. Today, I will examine how the Temptations vocal group began, the successes of this influential vocal group, and the personal issues that eventually lead to the separation and end of the “original” Temptations. Transition: First, I will discuss how the Temptations vocal group formed. Body: I. According to the Temptations webpage from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website accessed…show more content…
Towards the end of the 1960’s, many of The Temptations’ songs had a political theme. vi. “Cloud Nine” was about a drug allegory and “Ball of Confusion” described the world at their time. D. In the history of soul music, no group could compare to The Temptations. i. As found on The Temptations webpage from the Motown Museum website copyright date updated 2017, they could dance with “elegant precision,” sing with great harmony, and wore the “sharpest wardrobe” in the music business. ii. Unlike many of the other vocal groups, each member of The Temptations was able to take the lead on any of their songs. Works Cited Ankeny, Jason. "The Temptations-Biography." copyright 2017. Billboard. Document from Website. 16 January 2017. . Motown Museum. "The Temptations." copyright 2017. Motown Museum. Document from Website. February 19 2017. . R&B Music Hall of Fame. "The Temptations." n.d. R&B Music Hall of Fame. Document from Website. 19 February 2017. . Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. "The Temptations." n.d. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Document from website . 23 January 2017. . Songwriters Hall of Fame. "Songwriters Friends: The Temptations." copyright 2002-2017. Songwriters Hall of Fame. Document from Website. 16 January 2017.

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