Every time I play “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” by the Temptations, I can’t help but remember some of the stories on how this song came about. First, it was written by a couple of Motown writers for the group Undisputed Truth in 1971. The recording didn’t do all that well in sales so it was re-recorded a year later by the Temptations but this time there was extended musical passages with a full orchestra.
With Motown founder and former head Berry Gordy in the audience and peformances from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves, contestant Gladys Knight probably felt right at home competing during last night’s episode of Dancing […]
Gruff but kindly, quick to lecture and fast to forgive, he knows everything and then he knows nothing and then he knows everything again. He is always aware of the worst case scenario, but he […]