The Four Top’s story is one of togetherness and success.
These Motown legends teamed up in high school, spent over four decades together without a personnel change, and in between became a top-tier act on a label with no shortage of talent, ranking with the Temptations and the Supremes as it’s most consistent hitmakers.
Levi Stubbs’ awesome lead vocals, creamy harmonies filled out by Duke fakir, Obie Benson, and Lawrence Payton, bestow upon the Four Tops a powerful identity as well as commercial authority. This is evident in some of the most distinctive music ever recorded at Motown. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” showcases the innovation of Hitsville U.S.A. at its peak, while the Tops’ togetherness and teamwork throughout their career remains as an example for many, matched by few.