The group's first record contract was with Motown Records.
The group received dance lessons from legendary dancer Cholly Atkins.
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
The group briefly changed their name to the "Pirates."
In the fall of 1964, The Temptations recorded the song My Girl. It became The Temptations' first number-one pop hit in March of 1965.
In April of 1964 the song The Way You Do the Things You Do became the Temptations first top 20's hit.
The Temptations sold an estimated 22 million albums by 1982.
The original Temptations consisted of Paul Williams, Otis Williams (not related), David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Melvin Franklin.
The Temptations's song My Girl is ranked #36 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
The Temptations's song Papa Was a Rolling Stone was rank #100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.