MOTOWN 25 TAPED TODAY; EDDIE KENDRICKS, DAVID RUFFIN NOT INVITED!
By Gentle Jones Eddie Kendricks (Edward James Kendrick) was born today (December 17, 1939) in Union Springs, Alabama to Johnny and Lee Bell Kendrick. Kendricks moved to Detroit at 18 and started a singing group The Primes which performed Doo-Wop
R&B singer David Ruffin died from a cocaine overdose today (June 1, 1991). David Ruffin had rented a limousine with a man named Donald Brown the previous day, on May 31st. The two men ended up going on a drug
The Temptations single “My Girl” was the #1 song in the country today (February 20, 1965). The single was the first song to feature The Temptations’ new lead vocalist, David Ruffin. Ruffin had recently joined the group, as a replacement