Take a journey
back in time with us to simpler times, through an evolution of music that
was created by Motown, and at the same time represented the evolution of
the United States. A new sound was created in 1960, and Motown became the
most successful record company in existence.
days of Kennedy, the early space program, and the New York Yankees winning
the 1961 World Series with one of the greatest teams in baseball history?
We’ll take a video journey to those days... while at the same time we’ll
relive the tunes that created a new musical generation!
Temptations, The Supremes, The Marvelettes & Smokey Robinson? Those
are just some of the artists that are showcased live on stage --- by an
all-star cast of musians and vocalists -all being led by former Motown
recording artist, and former lead singer of The Temptations from 1975-83,
Mr. Glenn Leonard. Sit back and enjoy the show, relive all the memories
on video screens along with our narrator -- and see and hear all the action
live on stage!
GLENN LEONARD BIO
The lead singer
of The Temptations from 1975-83, Glenn is a native of Washington, DC. He
successfully established 3 groups by the time he was in his early 20’s:
The Chancellors, The Instant Groove, and The True Reflections. He
was also a member of another popular and successful recording group from
DC called The Unifics. He recorded his first record with his first group,
The Chancellors, on Cap City Records. He later would record with The True
Reflection on Atlantic Records.
With the success
of his groups, Leonard soon would come to the attention of the world renowned
Tempts in 1975, who were looking for a new lead singer. Glenn had
a long, illustrious career as the first tenor and lead singer of the Tempts
from 1975-1983. He sang on 10 albums with them, and appeared on television
specials world-wide. Most noted for songs like I’m on Fire; Go for
It, The Best of Both Worlds, Eyes, Ever Ready Love, and the Christmas classic,
Silent Night, from their esteemed Christmas album. He also recorded Power
with the Tempts -- the song that is currently showcased in the Blackberry
world-wide television commercial campaign.
One of Glenn's
most memorable moments with the group was when they did the “Reunion” tour
and album. Sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Eddie Kendricks,
David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Otis Williams and the greatest
bass singer to ever live, Melvin Franklin.
The Tempts in 1984, he became a born again Christian. He entered
into full time ministry and was licensed in 1986. He became ordained and
received a doctorate degree in the early 90’s.
In 2002, Leonard
decided to reunite some of the great former members together, to share
the history and to give back to the fans. Some of this all-star cast included
Damon Harris, Ali Woodson, Barrington Henderson, GC Cameron, and the late
Ray Davis and Harry Barry. As a tribute to the super talented supporting
Joe Herndon, the current bass singer with the Tempts, came from Glenn's
had recently released a solo album that is garnering attention world-wide,
and also performs with his long time group, Glenn Leonard’s Temptations
Due to his
vocal talent, showmanship on stage, and personality off-stage, Glenn is
always a fan favorite! He currently resides in Washington, DC, and is a
2013 inductee into the R&B Music Hall of Fame!