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Founded as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson and brother of The Falcons’ Joe Stubbs), and groupmates Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, having gone from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel.

The Four Tops Career Awards

The Four Tops have won many awards during their long and distinguished career,including the following:

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990)
  • Vocal Group Hall of Fame (1999)
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame (1997)
  • Grammy Hall Of Fame (Reach Out I’ll Be There-1998)
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009-51st Annual Grammy Awards)
  • Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award (1997)
  • Billboard Magazine Top 100 Artists of All Time(#77)
  • R&B Music Hall of Fame Induction (2013)
  • 100 Greatest Artists of All Time (#79-Rolling Stone Magazine