David Ruffin

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Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Whynot, MS
Death Date
Jun 1, 1991 (50)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Whynot, MS
Death Date
Jun 1, 1991 (50)

About

Lead vocalist of The Temptations, well known for his performance of "My Girl." He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his contributions to soul music.

Before Fame

He was in the gospel group The Soul Stirrers early in his career. His first record deal was with Vega Records; he released his first singles in the late 1950s.

Trivia

Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008.

Family Life

He married Sandra Ruffin in 1961. They had four children.

Associated With

He impressed Rod Stewart when he sang "I Wish It Would Rain."