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TEMPTATIONS SAY FAME IS DUE TO CHANCE ENCOUNTER

The Temptations ended up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame thanks to a chance encounter 30 years ago with the founder of Motown Records.

"I want to thank Berry Gordy for being at the right place at the right time: the men's bathroom in Detroit," founding member Otis Williams said Wednesday as the group received a star on Hollywood Boulevard.Williams and Melvin Franklin are the two remaining original Temptations. Other current members are Ali Ollie Wood-son, Ron Tyson and Theo Peoples.

Smokey Robinson, another member of the Motown family, joined 300 fans as the Temptations unveiled the 2,034th star on the famous walkway.

"The Temptations are like my brothers," Robinson said. "It has been my greatest thrill in life to know and work with them."

The Temptations' hits included "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Just My Imagination."