Hear That Motown Sound When the Temptations and the Four Tops Come to Little Rock
On the heels of the 60th Anniversary of Motown Records, The Temptations and the Four Tops will perform on stage at Robinson Performance Hall, Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to see two of the greatest R&B groups of all time live under one roof!
The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties and first became stars with the 1964 Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do The Things You Do.” An avalanche of hits followed: “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and others. Beyond the fabulous singing, they became known for their smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style: flair, flash, and class. Millions of fans saw The Temptations as cultural heroes.
With twenty-four Top 40 pop hits to their name, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members The Four Tops started their string of hits in 1964 with the Motown classic “Baby I Need Your Loving” followed by the #1 R&B and Pop smash “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and longtime favorite “It’s The Same Old Song.” A romantic trilogy followed: “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “Bernadette.” Other Four Tops hits from the decade included “Ask The Lonely.”
Motown Records was originally founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records in 1959 and was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in 1960. Its name, a portmanteau of “motor” and “town,” has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered.
Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American–owned label that achieved significant crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and it's subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as the Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence. Motown was the most successful record label of soul music, with a net worth totaling $61 million.
Presented by Celebrity Attractions and Exceptional Artists, The Temptations and The Four Tops will appear at Robinson Performance Hall for one night only. Be sure to see this all-star lineup before it’s too late! Tickets may be purchased via phone at 501.244.8800 or online via Ticketmaster.
At The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Wednesday, October 2, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
4269 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201