When is a group no longer worthy of their name?

The Temptations - original 60s line-upI watched Jonathan Ross on Friday night with some mild bemusement.

No, I wasn’t weirded out by his lame attempts at humour, but the adulation given to The Temptations.

Or rather 5 people singing together claiming to be The Temptations.

As the show wore on, it transpired (not that you had to be a genius to work it out) that only one of the line-up was in the original group.

All credit to the one who’d been going for 47 years (bottom right in the above pic, in case you’re interested), but what about the rest?

One had been there for 25 years, while the others had been with the line-up for 11, 5 and 1 – yup, you read that right – one year respectively.

They sounded great, but clearly this wasn’t the Temptations.. more like the Temps.

I find it hard to believe that people are that excited by a group when they’re only 20% genuine.

Much as I hate to bring them into this thread, the Sugababes are another example. Only 1 of the original 3 is now in the line-up. Does this mean they’re not the true group any more?

Surely I can’t be the only person who thinks this?

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