Meet Paul Williams, one of the founding members of the legendary Motown group The Temptations. Williams began singing as a kid with Eddie Kendricks in their church choir in Birmingham, Alabama. The two pursued music careers as members of various groups, eventually moving to Detroit to join Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Elbridge Bryant as The Temptations.
With Williams on board, the group released many hits, including “My Girl.” Williams was considered the best dancer in the group and choreographed many of their moves. He also served as the original choreographer for The Supremes. His battle as a sickle cell warrior was hidden from the public, and his health issues eventually caused him to leave the group. Williams’ indelible impact helped cement The Temptations’ place in history as one of the greatest vocal groups in modern times and trailblazers in the evolution of R&B and soul music.