Levi Stubbs, Abdul Duke Fakir, Renaldo Benson, and Lawrence Peyton began singing together in 1953 and remained together until Peyton’s death in 1997. The Four Tops were a rare group where the original members stayed together for over 40 years.
The Four Tops were an important part of the classic Motown sound of the 1960’s. “Baby I Need Your Lovin'” was their first hit but it was “I Can’t Help Myself” that made them stars.
“I Can’t Help Myself” is 2 minutes and 43 seconds of musical nirvana and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks beginning June 19, 1965.