Texarkana's Gift to R&B Music History
Otis Williams was born on October 30 this date in 1941 in Texarkana. He went on to become lead singer in one of the most popular R&B musical acts in history.
Williams is a singer, songwriter and record producer best known for helping propel the Motown group The Temptations to fame in the 1960s and '70s. He is the founder and the last surviving member of the original R&B group that racked up numerous hits and sold several million albums.
In 1989, Williams was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group’s hits include The Way You Do the Things You Do, My Girl, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg and Just My Imagination.
Today he lives in Detroit.