Bootsy Collins (born William Earl Collins), American funk bassist, singer, & songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown (in the J.B.'s) in the late 60s, and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the '70s, his driving bass guitar & humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. His signature instrument is a custom-built star-shaped bass guitar he calls the "Space Bass." He is a member of the Rock and Roll HoF, inducted with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential to the evolution of R&B and soul music. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2015, the Temptations continue to perform with one living original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.