Members of the Buffalo Bills Alumni made a special presentation to one of Motown's greatest singing groups, "The Temptations," prior to their performance to a packed house at the Erie County Fairgrounds Grandstand on Tuesday evening.
In commemoration of the Buffalo Bills celebrating their 50th Season as well as the 50th Year celebration of Motown, Buffalo Bills Alumni members, Charley Ferguson 1963-69, Booker Edgerson 1962-69 and Lou Piccone 1977-82, presented each member of The Temptations with an autographed Buffalo Bills 50th Season football.
Ferguson and Edgerson reminisced with Temptations founder and only original member Otis Williams about attending The Temptations first ever performance in Buffalo at the Shalimar Lounge, 48 years ago. Meanwhile, Piccone who has sung the National Anthem at a Bills game, claimed that he is a former Temptation himself, the one that they don't like to talk about.
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Association is comprised of former Bills players that have left an imprint on society during their football careers, and continue to mold their community in a positive manner. The Bills Alumni Association has donated over one million dollars to various Western New York charities and they continue to support many different programs in the region. Not only have they changed the game, but they have touched and shaped Buffalo as we know it today.
Pictured ( l to r ) Otis Williams; Charley Ferguson; Ron Tyson; Lou Piccone; Joe Herndon; Bruce Williamson; Terry Weeks and Booker Edgerson