As I’ve mentioned in past blog posts, the Motown label and it’s many artists helped shape the music industry and its sound in all genres. Artists like Bruno Mars, Miguel, and Aloe Blacc incorporate bits and pieces of the “Motown Sound” into their songs today. 318 more words
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The 63-year-old was killed after being struck by a garbage truck in Coburg early this morning.
He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition, but died shortly after. 312 more words
I never knew that I’d still be doing this so many years later. – David Ruffin http://dlvr.it/KfkT56
A Review of the Temptations’ 1964 record, The Temptations Sing Smokey
In 1964, Motown was desperate to turn The Temptations into stars. Motown head Berry Gordy knew the talent was there, but they had had limited chart success up to that point. 757 more words
Born in Whynot, MI, baritone singer David Ruffin came to fame as one of the lead singers of The Temptations during their ‘Classic Five’ period, from 1964 until 1968, singing the leads on classics such as ‘My Girl’ and ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’. 84 more words