Psychedelic Motown

The Temptations were kings of the pop charts all over the world throughout the ’60s along with many others on the Motown label. When the ’70s arrived, the group was diving into new directions in attempts to keep a fresh sound. As the group hit Youngstown for two shows on February 10, 1970 at Stambaugh Auditorium, the single “Psychedelic Shack” was establishing The Temptations firmly into the genre of psychedelic soul. It was a break from the smooth R&B romance tracks of the middle ’60s, but it was still something off the Hitsville USA pipeline in Detroit. The Temptations would start fracturing a bit within the year as mainstays Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams would give way to a rotating lineup of any number of names which continues to this day.

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