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The Temptations were ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

The addition of Dennis Edwards to the Temptations coincided with the adoption of a new sound for the group by producer Norman Whitfield, and in the fall of 1968, Whitfield began producing psychedelic-based material for the Temptations, derived primarily from the sound of funk band Sly & the Family Stone. This new style, which debuted with the Top 10 hit single "Cloud Nine" - The Temptations interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1970).

The Temptations

Papa Was A Rolling Stone was popularized by The Temptations

It was the third of September, the day I'll always remember, yes I will, 'cause that was the day