Four Tops

Four Tops

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Vocal male soul quartet.

Formed in 1953, in Detroit as The Four Aims.
Made their recording debut in 1956.
The four founding members remained together for over four decades, until 1997 without a single change in personnel.
In the 60's they were the main male vocal group for the songwriting and production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson. When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit and moved over to ABC Records, where they continued to have charting singles into the late-1970s. Since the 1980s, the Four Tops have recorded for, at various times, Motown, Casablanca Records and Arista.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 (Performer).
Sometimes credited as "The Four Tops"

Line-Up Chronology:
Lawrence Payton (1953-1997)
Levi Stubbs (1953-2000)
Renaldo "Obie" Benson (1953-2005)
Abdul "Duke" Fakir (1953-present)
Theo Peoples (1998-present)
Ronnie McNeir (2000-present)
Roquel Payton (2005-present)
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Four Tops Discography

Albums

MT-622, 622 Four Tops Four Tops (Album) Motown MT-622, 622 US 1964 Sell This Version
M-634, S 634 Four Tops Second Album (Album) Motown M-634, S 634 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
STMLO 10006, TMLO 10006 Four Tops Four Tops Live (Album) Motown STMLO 10006, TMLO 10006 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
M 647 Four Tops Four Tops On Top (Album) Motown, Motown M 647 US 1966 Sell This Version
STMLO 11056 Four Tops Reach Out (Album) Motown, Motown, Motown STMLO 11056 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
MT 657 Four Tops On Broadway (Album) Motown MT 657 US 1967 Sell This Version
STM 669 Four Tops Yesterday's Dreams (Album) Motown STM 669 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
2 C 062-90298 Four Tops Four Tops Now! (Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 2 C 062-90298 France 1969 Sell This Version
MS 695 Four Tops Soul Spin (Album) Motown MS 695 US 1969 Sell This Version
MS 721, MS-721 Four Tops Changing Times (Album) Motown, Motown MS 721, MS-721 US 1970 Sell This Version
MS 717 The Supremes & The Four Tops The Supremes & The Four Tops - The Magnificent 7 (Album) Motown MS 717 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
STML 11149 Four Tops Still Waters Run Deep (Album) Motown, Motown STML 11149 UK 1970 Sell This Version
MS-736 The Supremes & The Four Tops* The Supremes & The Four Tops* - The Return Of The Magnificent Seven (Album) Motown MS-736 US 1971 Sell This Version
M745L, M 745L-DJ The Supremes & The Four Tops* The Supremes & The Four Tops* - Dynamite (Album) Motown, Motown M745L, M 745L-DJ US 1971 Sell This Version
STMLO 10086 Four Tops Nature Planned It (Album) Motown STMLO 10086 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
SHZE 372 Four Tops Keeper Of The Castle (Album) ABC/Dunhill Records, ABC/Dunhill Records SHZE 372 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
PROLP 8051 Four Tops Main Street People (Album) ABC/Dunhill Records PROLP 8051 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
ABCL 5046 The Four Tops* Meeting Of The Minds (Album) ABC/Dunhill Records ABCL 5046 UK 1974 Sell This Version
DSD-50188 Four Tops Live & In Concert (Album) Dunhill DSD-50188 US 1974 Sell This Version
ABCD-862 Four Tops Night Lights Harmony (Album) ABC Records ABCD-862 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
9022-968 The Four Tops* Catfish (Album) ABC Records 9022-968 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
17.1245/9 Four Tops The Show Must Go On (Album) ABC Records 17.1245/9 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
ABC 503 The Four Tops* At The Top (Album) ABC Records ABC 503 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
6480 058 The Four Tops* Tonight! (Album) Casablanca 6480 058 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
NBLP 7266 Four Tops One More Mountain (Album) Casablanca NBLP 7266 US 1982 Sell This Version