Lead singer of The Miracles who stepped in when Smokey Robinson left in 1972.
He and three others started a band called Last Dynasty, which actually won a competition on NBC television.
In 2009, he was honored alongside other members of The Miracles with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His brother Donald Griffin also joined The Miracles.
Griffin and Pete Moore co-wrote the Platinum-certified album, City of Angels.