Oprah memory: Houston man sang with the Temptations on her show

Oprah memory: Houston man sang with the Temptations on her show

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James Farris got to sing with the Temptations on the Oprah Winfrey show.

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by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 25 at 5:19 PM

HOUSTON – Oprah Winfrey has fans from all over the world, including many in Houston who’ve been sharing their Oprah memories.

Houstonian Michelle Lewis will never forget her experience on the Oprah show. She shared it with us in this email:

"In 2003, I wrote the Oprah Winfrey Show to tell her about my father and his love for The Temptations. She flew us all to Chicago and gave us the first class treatment. She surprised him and my father was on Oprah Winfrey singing with the Temptations. And by fate, he wore a purple suit and the Temps had on purple suits as well. Oprah called it divine intervention. She named it one of her most memorable Harpo Hookups in the past 25 years. I feel like he was a part of history and I have it on tape…."

This is the excerpt from the Harpo Hookups page on oprah.com. 

"Ever since she was a little girl, Michelle has known all the words and all the moves to the Temptations’ songs. That’s because her father, James—the Temptations’ biggest fan—would sing lead while she and her siblings sang backup!

James thought he was at The Oprah Show for a taping about tight-knit families, but surprise—the Temptations were here! The group performed some of their greatest hits and invited James up to the stage to help them sing "My Girl." He sang backup, danced the moves and just so happened to be wearing a purple suit, which matched the group perfectly!"

To see the Top 10 Memorable Harpo Hookups, click here.

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