11 ENTERTAINMENT l’ THE CHARLOTTE POST Thursday, Dec. 15, 1977-THE CHARLOTTE POST-Page IB Variety snow To Feature The Temptations The Bay City Rollers, Step hen Bishop, Redd Foxx, Linda Hopkins, The Mills Brothers, Jaye P. Morgan, Michelle Phillips and the Temptations head a roster of entertainers on “The Chuck Barris Variety Show" (“Rah Rah”) hosted by Barris - the zany emcee of daytime TV’s comedy hit, “The Gong Show" - to be colorcast on Channel Nine Tuesday, December 20 at 8 p.m. The show will feature vari ous acts that made “The Gong Show” famous such as The Stepping Stones, The Bandit Impressionist, Kathy Carlislie and Dad, The Unknown Co - mic, Flip Reade, The Kipper Kids, Matt Idol, The De-An Dancers and Scarlett and Rhett. WBTV To Air “Tell Me My Name” Dec. 20 Arthur Hill and Barbara Barrie star in the 90-minute “GE Theatre” drama “Tell Me My Name,” a poignant story of a mother who is forced to face the truth about her life after she is confronted by her illegitimate 19-year-old daughter, Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 9:30 p.m. on WBTV, Channel 3. The cast also includes Bar nard Hughes, Valerie Mahaf fey, Glenn Zachar and Doug las McKeon. “Tell Me My Name” is a sensitive study of Emily Mc Phail, a middle-aged wife and mother with two young sons, who is confronted by her illegitimate daughter, Alex andra, at a time in her life when Emily questions who she is and what her marriage offers her. Her teen-age daughter, born out 61 wedlock and given up for adoption, returns to her natural mother, seeking the truth about her origins. Emily must come to terms with her past and examine her relationship with her husband. Porter, whom she has never told about her daughter, bom before she and Porter met. Alexandra discovers her real lineage and forges new relationships with her adopt ed parents and her new-found family. TEMPTING TEMPTATIONS .„//«/ musical aggregation Temptations Was First Original Soul Shaking Group By Dianne Simpson Post Staff Writer First there was the original soul shaking group called The Temptations composed of the dynamic groups called the Distants (Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin) and the Pri mes (Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks) with its sister gro up, the' Primettes (now the Supremes) in the early six ties. They became a unit containing five lead singers with an addition of Elbridge Bryant. They started recording in 1962, and had their first major record in 1964, when David Ruffin joined the group. The song was a Smokey Robinson -tune called "The Way You Do The Things You Do ” That same year also marked their first album release, MEET THE TEMPTATIONS. Oh ves, the Tempts were indeed on their way! “My Girl,” the group's first gold single for a million selling album was then followed by a string of other golden hits of "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," and "Beauty's Only Skin Deep,” "Get Ready,” "All I Need" and “Loneliness Made Me Realize (U’s You That I Need),” that caused the Temptations to zoom to the peak of the charts in the mid-sixties. It was after this time that changes began to take place. In 1968 Dennis Edwards, a former member of the group called The Contours, replaced David Ruffin who wanted to pursue a solo career After Dennis' arrival into the group they changed their style of singing They switched from the melodious tunes once hea rd in their "You’re My Every thing” and "I Wish It Would Rain,” to that of tunes con taining a very rhythmic, pul sating beat like that heard in "Message From A Black Man,” "Don’t Let The Jones' Get You Down,” and "Run away Child Running Wild.” In early 1970, their release of "Psychedelic Shack” and an album cut entitled WAR stres sed the problems confront inv so many of us young adults all over the world. During the summer of 1971, Paul Williams retired from the road and was replaced by singer Richard Street, who formerly sang with the Moni tors. Eddie Kendricks also left the group at this time and was replaced with Damon Harris. Then in 1975 Damon Harris left the group and was replae ed by Glenn Leonard In 197fi Dennis Edwards split and was replaced by lx>uis Price as lead singer. So what exists is a brand new group comprising Melvin Franklin, Richard Street, Glenn Leonard, Otis Williams and Ix>uis Price who are burst ing forth with a distinctive sound and sharp choreogra phy that make them idols among many groups across the nation. Their singing pattern ex tends from funky to gospel and from soul to pop The Temptations have be come a part of major history for their music •‘Good News** To Feature Area Young People Sixteen college and high school students from Char lotte and area schools' will perform seven religious songs arranged In John Coates on a special musical program. "Good News." to be seen Sunday. December IHth at 6 Jo p in on WBTV. Channel 3. A 35-piece orchestral back ing will accompany the sing ers as they perlonii old time favorites like "Bringing itughe anenves ami Aina/me/ara ee." and contemporary gospel songs like "la-t > Just l.’raise the Lord" and l.i«mis MeGlo hon's "Teach Me Lord The performance will include a special arrangement ol Si lent Night The group, which lias been compared to some ol Amen ca's outstanding musical elm ruses, is a hand-picked choral ensemble chosen Irani among seventy-live students who au ditioned earlier in the tall The unusual settings for this in studio performance are con temporary. Writer and producer ol "Good News" is Immus Me Glohon. director is John Itur chett, and choral director is Steve Darsay. WBTV S<*Ls -Wlial Would You <a\o For Yeslmlny“ Whal would you pay lm yesterday? lor a pi; Dusenberg? $25,000 lor a Ih,i He of Itothsc hi III vmlagi wine? $4541 for Shirley l etup le's teddy bear-' Allen l.udih u ■ hosts a fid-minute television special, "Whal Would Non Pay For Yesterday-' winch focuses on what it costs, and what it’s worth in nostalgic value, to own a Ini ol the past I he show will be seen Sunday Dec IH at ,r> p in on WI'.T\ Channel :t. Highlights include visits to the Isl Annual Celebrity Car Auction, the 20th Century Fox Prop Memorabilia Auction and the unique IKlh and Pith Century furnishings in the private collection ol renow noil lashion designer Mr Ibuck well (•uest auctioneers are .inn Backus. Jack Carter, l.vnda Day and Christopher Court" Andy (Griffith. Anson W illiam* and Jane Withers

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