The Columbia, S.C., show scheduled at The Township Auditorium was to feature Dennis Edwards, another former member of the Motown band; however, Williams owns The Temptations name.

“This is a continuing problem we have,” Williams attorney Howard King said. “You’ll have people use The Temptations name and through that will be able to command 20 or 30 times the usual performance fee they would get. We have a constant battle worldwide.”

Edwards’ group is called The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards, a name sanctioned by a 1998 court order, group manager Ben Crosby said.

“That’s how it’s billed on all our CDs and publicity material,” he said.

King agreed that Edwards is required to promote himself as such. “He must give the promoter a copy of the court order and he must review all advertising done in conjunction with the event to make sure it’s in compliance,” he said.

But in this case, King doesn’t think Edwards and his team followed the rules.

“So we’re demanding that they cancel the concert,” he said. “If the concert is not canceled, we will proceed with contempt charges not only against Mr. Edwards but The Township as well.”

The Township director Marshall Perry said the venue was misinformed by the promoter as to who was in the act, and the marquee and tickets were changed to reflect proper billing. The concert was to go on as scheduled at press time.