On this day in music history: June 15, 1966 - “Gettin’ Ready”, the fourth studio album by The Temptations is released. Produced by Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter, Robert Staunton, and Robert Walker, it is recorded at Motown Studio A in Detroit, MI circa late 1965 - mid 1966. The album will mark a major turning point in the group’s career as producer Norman Whitfield takes over duties as The Tempts main producer from Smokey Robinson. Berry Gordy will challenge Robinson and Whitfield to see who can score a bigger hit on the pop charts for the group. Robinson will respond with the song “Get Ready” which will top the R&B charts, but falls short on the pop chart peaking at #29. Whitfield will get his shot with “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”. It will also hit #1 on the R&B chart and peak at #13 on the pop chart, leading him to being the group’s producer almost exclusively for the next seven years. “Gettin’ Ready” will spend 6 weeks (non-consecutive) at #1 on the Billboard R&B album chart and peak at #12 on the Top 200.