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Jimmy Ruffin, Motown Legend, Dies At Las Vegas Home Aged 78

By Elinor Cosgrave | 20th November 2014

Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin has passed away at the age of 78.Goodbye mr jimmy ruffin. Another soul great leaves us!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) November 19, 2014Read More: Motown The Musical Tours The US - But...

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Motown Legend's Son Arrested For Domestic Violence

12th November 2014

Late The Temptations singer David Ruffin's son was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence on Tuesday (11Nov14).Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a call from a San Fernando Valley home, where they found...

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The Temptations & The Four Tops To Ring In 2015 With New York Double Bill

6th November 2014

Soul supergroups The Temptations and The Four Tops will ring in 2015 with a run of theatre shows in New York City.The Motown vocal groups have announced plans to perform a one-week double-bill engagement at...

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'Motown The Musical' Tours The Us - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

By Holly Williams | 21st August 2014

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan. With a culture so rich in genre from Motown to rock, it's no wonder people write songs about it - even if...

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Duke Fakir Predicts Supremes Reunion

2nd April 2014

The Four Tops star Duke Fakir believes Diana Ross and Mary Wilson are set to reunite for a concert as The Supremes.The 78-year-old singer thinks the time could be right for the two stars to...

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Otis Williams: Beyoncé Was Too Sexy At The Grammys

14th March 2014

The Temptations singer Otis Williams thinks Beyoncé's performance at the Grammys was too sexual. The 72-year-old Motown legend is a big fan of the former Destiny's Child star but he is unimpressed with the erotic...

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Richard Street, The Temptations' Singer Dies Aged 70

By Hayley Avron | 28th February 2013

Richard Street, a member of the soul band The Temptations, has passed away, aged 70. Street was a member of The Temptations for over 20 years, after joining the band in the 1970s. His widow,...

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The Temptations Star Richard Street Dies A Week After Bandmate

28th February 2013

Soul star Richard Street has died at a hospital in Las Vegas a week after longtime friend and The Temptations bandmate Damon Harris.Street, who was a member of the Motown supergroup for 25 years, passed...

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The Temptations Singer Otis Harris Dies

23rd February 2013

The Temptations star Otis 'damon' Harris has died at the age of 62.The singer passed away at the Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore, Maryland last Monday (18Feb13) after a 14-year battle with prostate cancer....

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Tom Cruise's Bird Facials

27th June 2012

Tom Cruise has bird poo facials.The 49-year-old actor is reportedly a fan of the expensive treatment - which involves mixing nightingale excrement with rice bran and water and applying as a face mask - and...

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Joshua Ledet Emerges As Judge's Favorite On American Idol

3rd May 2012

Joshua Ledet is starting to emerge as one of the judge's favorites on this season of American Idol. Along with Jessica Sanchez, the judges - Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson have struggled to...

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Can Anyone Beat Katherine Jenkins On Dancing With The Stars?

26th April 2012

Katherine Jenkins is now the clear favorite to win this year's Dancing With The Stars as the competition reaches crunch time. Ironically, it was soul legend Gladys Knight who was eliminated during Motown week, despite...

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Katherine Jenkins Looks Unstoppable On 'Dancing With The Stars'

24th April 2012

Katherine Jenkins has been impressing week after week on the U.S. reality contest 'Dancing With The Stars' and if it was possible to do so, she's perhaps improved ever further in the past week, stunning...

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Gavin Degraw Leaves Dwts

18th April 2012

Gavin DeGraw became the fourth contestant to leave the latest series of 'Dancing with the Stars' last night (17.04.12).The 'I Don't Want To Be' singer left the show after finding himself in the bottom two...

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The Temptations Always Abreast Of Music Industry Change

13th March 2012

The Temptations always try to stay ''abreast'' of the music industry's changes. The 'My Girl' group have been performing since the early 60s and sole original member Otis Williams says while they adapt parts of...

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The Temptations & Bobby Womack To Be Honoured At Hal Awards

6th September 2011

The Temptations, Bobby Womack and Ray Parker are among the 2012 Heroes and Legends (Hal) Awards Scholarship Foundation honourees.The trio will join Jay Brown and singer Brandy's mum Sonja Norwood who will also be feted...

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Corey Feldman Pays Tribute To 'Inspiring' Jeff Conaway

22nd June 2011

Corey Feldman paid tribute to Jeff Conaway at the 'Grease' star's memorial service yesterday (21.06.11).The actor - who was famed for his role of Kenickie in the 1978 musical film - died last month at...

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Berry Gordy Jr. Creating Broadway Musical

16th May 2011

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is reportedly investing $100 million into a Broadway musical of his life.The 81-year-old music mogul - the creator of the legendary music label, widely regarded as the home of...

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Sxsw - Sxsw Plays Host To Duran Duran At Stubbs

18th March 2011

SXSW played host to Duran Duran as the 80's pop-rock group kicked off their world tour on Wednesday.Sxsw, the music festival in Austin, Texas, was the scene for Duran Duran's first gig of their current...

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Zac Efron Splits From Vanessa Hudgens

13th December 2010

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have called time on their relationship.The 'High School Musical' co-stars - who first met on the set of the Disney movie franchise in 2005 - are said to have split...

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The Temptations Sign For Soul Spectacular

22nd September 2010

The Temptations Review and The New Stylistics will appear in a Soul Spectacular in England.Music promoter David Gest has organised the event, which will feature 18 groups and artists and take place in Southport, northern...

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Temptations Star Woodson Dies From Cancer

31st May 2010

Former THE TEMPTATIONS star ALI-OLLIE WOODSON has died following a battle with leukaemia.The singer, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, passed away in California on Sunday (30May10), according to Motown Alumni Association President Billy...

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Temptation Sues The Temptations

30th October 2007

The only surviving member of soul supergroup THE TEMPTATIONS is suing three former bandmates for using the moniker without permission. Otis Williams claims Glenn Leonard, Ali Woodson and Barrington Henderson have no right to use...

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Reeves Wants Statues For Motown Legends

9th February 2006

Soul singer MARTHA REEVES has kicked off her term as a city councilor in Detroit, Michigan, with a campaign to erect statues of Motown's biggest stars - including herself. The 64-year-old, who still performs...

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Lennox Gets Williams' Songwriter

7th July 2004

Scottish singer ANNIE LENNOX has teamed up with ROBBIE WILLIAMS' former songwriting partner GUY CHAMBERS in a bid to reconquer the charts. The former EURYTHMICS frontwoman, 49, signed up Chambers - who has written...

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Sacked Temptations Member Sues

15th October 2003

A former member of soul sensations THE TEMPTATIONS is suing the group, MOTOWN RECORDS and group founder OTIS WILLIAMS for unpaid royalties. BARRINGTON HENDERSON, who was fired from the MY GIRL group in June...

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B2k Tempted To Take On Tv Role

21st March 2003

R'n'B heart-throbs B2K are set to go back in time to play legendary soul group THE TEMPTATIONS. The UH HUH singer have taped an episode of the nostalgic US TV show AMERICAN DREAMS this...

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