Can’t Get Next to You: A Temptations Experience
Larry Johnson has walked the Temptations walk and talked the Temptations talk. For the past 15 years, the vocalist and producer has travelled with four different Temptations groups, learning the choreography, harmonies and aura of the supergroups that defined Motown and the music of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Now Johnson has joined with Terry Horn, Michael White, Steve Wood and Greg Woods to stage Can’t Get Next to You, a Temptations Revue. Each member of the group has toured with former Temptations like Ollie “Ali” Woodson and Theo Peoples and they have put together a show that celebrates one of the most successful groups in popular music, a group that was the first Motown act to win a Grammy and was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Temptations boasted dynamite choreography and soulful, elegant harmonies spanning the entire spectrum of vocal timbres from high and middle tenor to baritone and bass. Although the group’s melodies and vocal interplay sound effortless, they were actually carefully organized to amplify the strengths of each individual member.
Can’t Get Next to You has followed that plan. Larry Johnson sang second tenor and lead vocals with former Temptations Ollie “Ali” Woodson’s group, The Emperors of Soul. He also sang lead vocals with groups fronted by former Temptations members Richard Street, Barrington Henderson and Theo Peoples. He also performed concerts with Peoples, helping to continue his legacy as the only man to sing lead with both the Temptations and the Four Tops.
The group is rounded out with the opera trained Terry Horn; Steven Wood, who has performed with several Temptations artists; Michael White, a 90’s pop artist with a flair for Motown; and Greg Woods, formerly of Frankie Lyman’s Teenagers.
Can’t Get Next to You brings their artistry to life, with songs like “Cloud Nine,” “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa was a Rolling Stone.” Come see why the Temptations were ranked 68 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100th Greatest Artists of All Time.
You’ll be on Cloud Nine and it won’t just be your imagination.