The Temptations (New York vocal group)

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The Temptations were a vocal group from New York best known for the 1960 hit "Barbara". Issued on Goldisc Records,[1] the song peaked on the Cash Box Magazine chart at #38[2] and on the Billboard Hot 100 at #29.[3] The flip side song on Barbara was Someday. Other recordings were: Fickle Little Girl, Letter of Devotion, Ballad of Love, Tonight My Heart She Is Crying.

Shortly after "Barbara" became a hit, lead singer Neil Stevens left to go solo.[4] The other members of the group were Larry Curtis, Artie Sands and Artie Marin. The group was managed by Arthur "Artie" Ripp, who later co-founded Kama Sutra Records[5] and was the first to sign and produce Billy Joel as a solo artist[6] after Michael Lang, who had given Joel a monetary advance, passed Joel along to Ripp to focus his attentions elsewhere instead.)[7]