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Texarkana native Otis Williams – last surviving original member of  The Temptations – is part of American Music Royalty!

Dr. Otis Williams in his home, holding his certificate from the Library of Congress National Recording Registry for the #1 Chart Hit, “My Girl.” PHOTO BY Derrick Porter.

Ranked #1 in Billboard magazine’s most recent list of the “Greatest R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time,” The Temptations are often referred to as American Music Royalty; world-renowned superstars of entertainment, The Temptations are revered for their phenomenal catalog of music and prolific career. The group are celebrating their 60th Anniversary through 2022. To mark this milestone, The Temptations released a brand-new album, Temptations 60, with nearly all-original songs, plus they are touring in the U.S in 2022 and will be touring abroad in the fall of 2022. 
The Temptations appear in Billboard magazine’s 125th Anniversary list of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists.” In addition, Rolling Stone magazine named the group among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” In September of 2020, the editors of Rolling Stone magazine commented that The Temptations are “Indisputably the greatest black vocal group of the Modern Era…,” and listed the group’s Anthology album among the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” The Anthology album has appeared in all three of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums’ lists.
Dr. Otis Williams, the sole surviving, original member of The Temptations, who was raised by his grandmothers in Texarkana, turned 80 on October 30th of 2021. Here’s wishing “Happy 81st” to Texarkana native – and musical icon – Dr. Otis Williams!

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