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  • Writer's pictureJon Heatherly

Fun Memory of Music from this Day (9/25)

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On September 25th, 1964, The Temptations recorded “My Girl” — what became their first of fifteen top ten hits in the US. Motown Records produced them, founded in Detroit, Michigan. Motown, then a black-owned business, played a significant role with integrating black artists into mainstream music.

Smokey Robinson and Ronald White of The Miracles wrote “My Girl,” but The Temptations asked to record it instead. Robinson had written “My Guy” the year prior, sung by Mary Wells. The Temptation’s chart-debuting hit reached #1 in the US and #2 in the UK.

Robinson was married when writing this, but he wrote it “with all the women in the world in mind.” Motown produced such legends as The Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and countless others. The Temptations still tour today.

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