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Temptations, Four Tops coming to Heinz Hall in March

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
The Temptations and The Four Tops will perform their popular sing-along and dance tunes in a 7 p.m. March 11 show at Heinz Hall.
The Temptations and The Four Tops will perform their popular sing-along and dance tunes in a 7 p.m. March 11 show at Heinz Hall.

Concert goers at the March 11 performance of The Temptations and the Four Tops may have a hard time staying in their seats at Heinz Hall .

Noted for their success with Motown Records during the '60s and '70s, and having sold tens of millions of albums, The Temptations are known for a unique blend of voices, flashy wardrobes and sharp choreography, including their signature "The Temptation Walk."

The group has 37 Top 40 hits, including 15 Top 10 hits, 15 number one singles and 17 number one albums.

Song titles like "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "I Wish It Would Rain," "I Can't Get Next To You," "Get Ready," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "Ball of Confusion," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone," and "Treat Her Like a Lady" can get generations of fans snapping their fingers and tapping their toes.

The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

Their latest CD, "Get Ready," was released in 2006.

The Four Tops was among a number of groups who helped establish the Motown Sound that dominated radio air waves during the 1960s.

Their first hit, "Baby, I Need Your Loving," in 1964, brought them immediate success, and was followed by number one singles including "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and "It's The Same Old Song."

A romantic trilogy - "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," and "Bernadette" was a highlight for the group. They kept the hits coming with "Ask The Lonely," "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)," "Something About You," "You Keep Running Away," and "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)."

They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. Details: 412-392-4900 or heinzhall.org

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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