PERFORMERS TODAY...IN THE 60s, YOU HAD TO CONFORM TO
STRICT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS...THE TEMPTATIONS WERE SO SMOOTH, AND SOUNDED SO GOOD, YOU HAD TO LISTEN...AS BLACK
PEOPLE, WE WERE SO PROUD OF THEM WHEN THEY APPEARED
ON TV FOR THE FIRST TIME....IN 1964, I WAS 11 YEARS OLD...
"My Girl" is a 1964 standard, recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label, which became a number one hit in 1965. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations' first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson's inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was featured on the Temptations album The Temptations Sing Smokey.