The Temptations Similar Artists

Four Tops - 100% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 94% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
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The Miracles - 94% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - 91% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Gladys Knight & The Pips - 86% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Soundtracks Funk Disco
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The O'Jays - 86% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

Eddie Kendricks - 82% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

The Supremes - 82% match to The Temptations

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
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America’s most successful female vocal group of all time was formed by four Detroit schoolgirls in the late 50s. Diana Ross (26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Betty McGlown (b. 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Florence Ballard (b. 30 June 1943, Rosetta, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan, USA) and Mary Wilson (b. 6 March 1944, Greenville, Missi Read more

The Spinners - 78% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Soundtracks
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David Ruffin - 76% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk
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18 January 1941, Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 June 1991. The younger brother of Jimmy Ruffin and the cousin of Melvin Franklin of the Temptations, David Ruffin was the son of a minister, and began his singing career with the gospel group the Dixie Nightingales. He combined the roles of vocalist and drummer in the doo-wop combo the Voice Masters from 1958, before signing Read more

Diana Ross & The Supremes - 68% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Marvin Gaye - 67% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Action & Adventure Dance Documentaries
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Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2 April 1939, Washington, DC, USA, d. 1 April 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic Church. The spiritual influence of his early years played a formative role in his musical career, particularly from the 70s onwards, when his songwriting shifted back and forth between secular and religious topi Read more

Smokey Robinson - 64% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Pop / Rock Television R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Jimmy Ruffin - 63% match to The Temptations

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

The Isley Brothers - 58% match to The Temptations

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk Holiday & Seasonal Dance Doo Wop Easy Listening
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Three brothers, O’Kelly (25 December 1937, d. 31 March 1986), Rudolph (b. 1 April 1939) and Ronald Isley (b. 21 May 1941), began singing gospel in their home-town of Cincinnati, USA, in the early 50s, accompanied by their brother Vernon, who died in a car crash around 1957. Moving to New York the following year, the trio issued one-off singles before being signed by the Read more

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