Not only were “The Temptations” emblazoned on the Apollo’s marquee, the Motown group’s name is now embedded along the theater’s Walk of Fame, located between Patti LaBelle and Quincy Jones. The induction ceremony was Friday afternoon, June 7, and Otis Williams, the only surviving member of the original Temptations, was there to receive the honor.

Before Williams, a co-founder of the Temptations in Detroit nearly 60 years ago, addressed the crowd gathered outside the Apollo, Jonelle Procope, the theater’s president and CEO, reminded attendees, especially the young people, that the “Apollo theater would not be here without the Temptations, and young artists today stand on the shoulders of Otis and others,” she said.

Read more at Amsterdam News: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2019/jun/20/temptations-apollos-walk-fame/

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