New PDF release: Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul

By Mark Ribowsky

ISBN-10: 047026117X

ISBN-13: 9780470261170

The first and merely definitive biography of mythical Motown staff, the Temptations

The Temptations are an incomparable soul crew, with dozens of chart-topping hits akin to My Girl and Papa used to be a Rollin Stone. From the pointy matches, fashionable choreography, and unique vocals that epitomized their onstage triumphs to the private failings and psycho-dramas that performed out backstage, Ain't Too Proud to Beg tells the total tale of this such a lot popular—and tragic—of all Motown tremendous groups.

Based on in-depth learn and interviews with founding Temptations member Otis Williams and so on, the e-book unearths the hugely person, even at the same time adversarial, nature of the group's contributors. Venturing past the money and the celebrity, it stocks the compelling story of those someday allies, someday competitors and divulges the original dynamic of push and pull and provides and take that led to musical genius.

  • The first booklet to inform the full tale of Motown's maximum staff, with all-new interviews and formerly undiscovered resources 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 multiple hundred interviews with the group's affiliates, figures, kin, and most significantly, founding Temptation Otis Williams

Ain't Too Proud to Beg takes a cohesive and penetrating examine the existence and enduring legacy of 1 of the best teams in well known tune. it really is crucial examining for lovers of the enticements, tune enthusiasts, and an individual drawn to the background of yank pop culture during the last fifty years.

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