The Whiteweld Foundation
Home About Us Foundation Programs Concert Series Q&A Contact Us
  The Whiteweld Foundation Presents The Four Tops & The Temptations at Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Friday, February 1, 2008

New York, NY, October 16, 2007The Whiteweld Foundation is proud to announce their next benefit concert for needy children's charities Friday 1, 2008 at Carnegie Hall. Presented by The Whiteweld Foundation, and hosted by 101.1 WCBS- FM Radio's own Broadyway Bill Lee. The concert will feature "Motown's TNT" The Four Tops and The Temptations. Combined The Tops & Temps sold over 50 million records to date. Inductees to The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame they will be singing their legendary hit recordings "My Girl, " "Bernadette," "Get Ready," and many, many, more for the very 1st time together at Carnegie Hall.

101.1 WCBS-FM Radio - Is back with "the greatest hit recordings of the 60s, 70s, and 80s and we're proud to announce that WCBS" FM Radio is the host radio sponsor for this most memorable evening of entertainment.

The Four Tops have been marveling audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal harmonies for decades. After being introduced to Berry Gordy who signed them to his new record label, Motown Records is when The Four Tops record success began. Hit after hit followed, with "Baby I Need Your Lovin," "I Can't Help Myself, " "Standing In The Shadows Of Love," "Bernadette." "Reach Out I'll be There, " followed by, "Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got, " and many more.

Inductee to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, and with no signs of slowing down, The Four Tops play almost 200 dates a year and have raised money all over the globe with their charity work.

Today, The Four Tops are comprised of Duke Fakir, Rokie Payton, Theo Peoples, and Ronnie Menier. The Top's performances are still magical. They wow! The audience wherever they perform, spreading their Four Tops magic with their million-seller hit recordings.

The Temptations. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn't until 1964 that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced " The Way You Do the things You Do" turned the guys into stars. (

An Avalanche of hits followed, the immortal "My Girl," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Get Ready, " "Ain't To Proud To Beg," "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain'... hits kept coming.

In the 70s Producer Norman Whitfield led the way for the produced hits of The Temps. His Temptation hits included, "Cloud Nine," "Papa Was A Rolling Stone," "Runaway Child," "I Can't Get Next To You," and "Psychedelic Shack."

"Our challenge," says Otis Williams, "is to live in the present while respecting the past. Our past is filled with riches that only a fool would discard. However, at the same time we thrive on competition. No matter the change in personnel, The Temptations remain true to The Temptations Tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, disco or techno, and stuck to their guns".

"Great singing, " says Otis, "Will always prevail. " And so, The Temptations go on & &.. and on.... and on.....

The current lineup consists of: Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Joe Herndon, and Bruce Williamson (

About The Whiteweld Foundation.
The Whiteweld Foundation's mission is to promote the health, education, and welfare of children in our communities throughout the United States and abroad. Funds raised are distributed directly and through charitable organizations dedicated to protecting and nurturing children everywhere.

The Whiteweld Foundation is a Prime Example of Altruism
The Whiteweld Foundation Presents Dionne Warwick in Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
The Whiteweld Foundation Presents The Four Tops & The Temptations in Concert at Carnegie Hall
The Whiteweld Foundation Presents Gladys Knight in Concert at Carnegie Hall
The Whiteweld Foundation presents Patti Austin and the Count Basie Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
The Whiteweld Foundation ski event raises awareness for Tsunami Aid
The Whiteweld Foundation formed to help children nationwide
The Whiteweld Foundation Presents the Legendary Frankie Valli at McNiece Auditorium
The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series presents Chuck Mangione and his thirty piece orchestra, live at Lincoln Center
The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series presents Jazz greats—Nancy Wilson & The Count Basie Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series presents legendary artist Burt Bacharach live at Lincoln Center
About Us Foundation Programs Concert Series Newsroom Q&A Contact