The Story Of The Temptones by Dave Brown, October 1995
The Temptones are an obscure footnote to the beginnings of Hall and Oates. Their recordings have been unavailable for nearly 30 years.
Formed in the fall of 1965, the original Temptones consisted of Paul Fogel, Brian Utain, Daryl Hohl (later changed to Hall), Ken Halpern and Barry Glazer. The group met whilst attending Temple University in Philadelphia and began singing together on street corners doing mostly soul covers and R&B. Except for Daryl who commuted from the rural Pottstown area, the rest of the group came from the predominantly Jewish sections of Philadelphia - Paul and Brian from Mt. Airy and Ken and Barry from Overbrook / Wynnefield. Ken and Barry both attended Overbrook High School which was home to many Philadelphia groups like The Dovells, the LY-Decs, Danny and the Juniors, Rick and the Masters, and countless other Cameo-Parkway recording artists.