Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents an evening with legendary musical groups The Temptations and the Four Tops live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now for $110 and are available online at moreinparadise.com or jaytv.com/florida or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
The Temptations were essential to the original Motown machine and charted their first big hit, the Smokey Robinson written and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” in 1964. An avalanche of hits – many of which have attained pop music immortality – followed, including “My Girl,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
When the 1960s and 1970s turned political, The Temptations changed their tone, dress and music. Their hits during this period – “Runaway Child,” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” and “Psychedelic Shack” – burn with intensity.
In the 1980s, The Temptations hit the charts again with “Treat Her Like A Lady” and appeared on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever television special. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1998, an Emmy-Award-winning miniseries about the group aired on NBC. Despite changes in personnel over the years, The Temptations remain true to The Temptations’ tradition, delivering iconic hits with unparalleled heart and soul.
Also one of Motown’s super groups, the Four Tops collaborated with the writing-producing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland to produce a string of smash hits. Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964 made the Four Tops stars, and their sound helped define the 1960s with hit songs like “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love,” “Bernadette,” and their cover of “Walk Away Renee.”
In the 1970s, the Four Tops hit the charts with “It’s All In The Game” and “Still Water (Love)” and teamed with The Supremes for a series of albums that produce the hit cover of “River Deep – Mountain High.” Other hits during the decade include the Top 5 “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)” and the Top 10 “Keeper Of The Castle.” During the 1980s, the group scored with “When She Was My Girl,” “Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over,” “I Believe In You And Me,” “I Just Can’t Walk Away” and “Sexy Ways.” In 1988, the Four Tops’ hit “Indestructible” was the theme of the Summer Olympics.
In 1990, with 24 top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group continues to be a hit in concert, touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define.
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