The legendary music group, The Temptations will make a stop at the legendary Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana this fall. The group will take the stage at the famed casino’s Grand Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 20. You can find ticket info on AXS by following this link.
The immense influence of The Temptations is difficult to quantify other than to say that it is huge and far-reaching. They influenced 60s pop titans like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the latter of which would cover Temptations hits like “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”
But as pioneers of the classic Motown sound along with groups like The Miracles and The Supremes, The Temptations were heavily influential on future soul and R&B artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
Along with groups like Sly and the Family Stone, The Temptations were also integral in the evolution of the psychedelic soul movement of the late 1960s, which in turn would go on to influence funk bands of the 70s like George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, which in turn would have a heavy influence on hip-hop of the 80s, 90s and beyond.
Although they have undergone personnel changes over the years, Temptations hits like “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” are indelibly etched in the American music landscape and still strike a chord with audiences of all ages today.
Don’t miss your chance to catch The Temptations at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Oct. 20.