Otis Williams Donates Iconic Temptations’ Mic to Motown Museum


An iconic piece of music history is now a part of the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Otis Williams, member of the 60s and 70s soul group The Temptations, donated a 5 headed microphone that is featured in their past performances.

Motown Records, founded by music mogul Berry Gordy Jr. in 1958. Also known as Hitsville U.S.A., Motown played a role for African American artists to create successful crossover records for white audiences. Notable artists include The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations.


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The five headed microphone was unlike any other. During performances, The Temptations performed with this remote controlled mic that would appear in front of the group during their sets. The unveiling of Motown’s latest historical artifact took place at the iconic blue and white studio located in Detroit, Michigan. Otis Williams along with Robin Terry, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motown Museum presented the donation.