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Original score sheets for violin and trumpet for the song "Ball of Confusion," by the Temptations, released in 1970. This song was a commentary on the times; it references racism, segregation, increasing drug use, unemployment, and the Vietnam War. A snapshot of a tumultuous time in history, "Ball of Confusion" captures the essence of a generation, and the confusion and uncertainty facing the common man - and particularly the black man - in 1970.

Scoresheet is three pages, attached (folded into 3 sections), 9 1/2 x 12 1/2'' folded. In pencil.

From the Gregory Reed Collection. Gregory Reed was Rosa Parks' lawyer, and consequently had in his possession a number of documents relating to African American history and the Civil Rights movement. Additionally, he represented the family members and Estates of members of various Motown groups, such as the Temptations.

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Temptations' "Ball of Confusion" Scoresheets

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jul 26, 2018