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

By Mark Ribowsky

The first and purely 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 used to be a Rollin Stone. From the pointy fits, fashionable choreography, and unique vocals that epitomized their onstage triumphs to the non-public failings and psycho-dramas that performed out backstage, Ain't Too Proud to Beg tells the total tale of this so much popular—and tragic—of all Motown large groups.

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

  • The first e-book to inform the complete tale of Motown's maximum crew, with all-new interviews and formerly undiscovered assets and photographs
  • Gives the final word on enduring Motown mysteries, together with the deaths of Paul Williams and David Ruffin and the reality at 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 a couple of hundred interviews with the group's affiliates, figures, relations, and most significantly, founding Temptation Otis Williams

Ain't Too Proud to Beg takes a cohesive and penetrating examine the lifestyles and enduring legacy of 1 of the best teams in well known tune. it really is crucial analyzing for lovers of the enticements, tune fans, and somebody attracted to the historical past of yank pop culture during the last fifty years.

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