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“My Girl,” recorded by The Temptations for Motown and written and produced by members of The Miracles, Smokey Robinson, and Ronald White, holds a special place in music history as the Temptations’ inaugural U.S. chart-topper and enduring anthem.
The origins of this timeless classic can be traced back to a pivotal moment at the Apollo Theater. The setting was electric as The Temptations shared the stage with The Miracles during a package tour. In the midst of this creative atmosphere, Smokey Robinson was tinkering away at a piano, crafting the melodies that would shape the heart of “My Girl.” Ronald White, his fellow Miracles bandmate, joined Robinson, and together they gave birth to the song’s soulful essence.
However, fate had its own plans for “My Girl.” When The Temptations caught wind of the composition, they were captivated by its magic. Their eagerness to record the track led to a persuasive conversation with Robinson, who, as Berry Gordy’s trusted associate at Motown, yielded to their request. The following week was dedicated to rehearsing the song, readying it for its transformation into an iconic hit.
The pivotal moment arrived on December 21, 1964, as Robinson and White took on the roles of producers for the recording session. It was in that studio where “My Girl” was immortalized in sound, a melodic testament to the synergy between two legendary groups and the birth of a song that would resonate across generations.
Lyrics (Lyrics to “My Girl” by The Temptations)
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