• Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (LIVE!) 1966

    The good old days, the good old days! What more can you say about the fabulous Temptations (Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, David Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams!). Here they all are tall, young, happy and talented…….all together! Singing and performing their iconic hit “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” Some of Detroit and America’s finest talents! Enjoy Old School the way it was meant to be!

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    1. I agree with you, was thinking the same thing before i came across your post, David Ruffin may be the most underrated entertainer EVER.. When i see any Micheal Jackson performance I notice more David Ruffin traits then i see James Brown. I wasnt born in that time but i would place Mr. Ruffin in the top 5 live entertainers of ALL-TIME..THIS DUDE WAS NO JOKE..

    2. On this day in 1966 {June 25th} the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" reached #1 {for 8 non-consecutive weeks} on Billboard's R&B chat…
      One month earlier on May 28th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #13 and spent 13 weeks in the Top 100…
      On the R&B chart it was #1 for 4 weeks, then Ray Charles' "Let's Go Get Stoned" replaced it at the top spot, but the Temps regained the #1 position for 4 more weeks…
      RIP Mr. Ruffin, Franklin, Williams, & Kendricks…

    3. During the early years of rock and through the sixties the performances on t.v. were rare and of course they were lip synching, acts didn't have the luxury of traveling to network shows with a full band so this was the norm. Sure the rare, real 'live' performances were awesome but I was just happy to see my favorite acts, especially Motown on the tube. That's just the way it was. I saw the big acts in concert but t.v. was just another way to spread the great music no matter how it was done.

    4. On this day in 1966 {August 20th} the Temptations performed "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" on the late Dick Clark's American Bandstand…
      In 1974 the Rolling Stones covered it; their version peaked at #17 on the Top 100
      It was the 1st Temp record produced by Norman Whitfield

    5. AND I appreciate your downloading this, DetroitLives313!!!
      I remember when this came out; I heard it on the RADIO!! My best friend bought their single in summer of '66–summer before our graduation from h.s. 1967. We must have wore that vinyl out! I do appreciate you & YouTube for this video, so I can see The Temps and hear this song. Really, knowhair, get a life!

    6. more boy bands need to go back and soak this music in cause this is the kind of records generations will want to keep for the ages! true inspirations, went through a lot and even though their not here physically their legacy is left through their music. still jamming it and its a blessing 🙂

    7. #TBT  
      Some of my friends might not be old enough to remember The Temptations, but for those who do here's your Throw Back Thursday.
      BTW the lead singer was David Ruffin, brother of Jimmy Ruffin, who passed away, see previous post!!!!

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