Knowledge Identifier: +David_Ruffin
Born in 1941.
Countries: United States (67%), New York (10%), Turkey (5%)
Linked to: Motown, Ford Motor Company, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations
He said that he met Berry Gordy in 1957
Elbridge Bryant - By the New Year of 1964, the Temptations had recruited David Ruffin as their new fifth member, and the group recorded what would be their first Top 20 pop hit, "The Way You Do the Things You Do"
Tammi Terrell - In 1965, Terrell forged on a romance with then-Temptations singer David Ruffin
Norman Whitfield - After Temptations lead singer David Ruffin was replaced with Dennis Edwards in 1968, Whitfield moved the group into a harder, darker sound that featured a blend of psychedelic rock and funk heavily inspired by the work of Sly & the Family Stone and Funkadelic and began changing the subject matter of the songs, moving away from love songs to the social issues of the time, such as war, poverty and politics
His final Top Ten hit was 1975's "Walk Away from Love", produced by Van McCoy, which reached number nine on the Pop chart
Rick James - In 1982, he was asked to produce a song for The Temptations' upcoming album, "Reunion", after former members Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin returned to the group for their ill-fated reunion
The first song on Fall Out Boy's 2005 CD From Under the Cork Tree was to have been titled "My Name is David Ruffin
In November 2014, his son David Ruffin Jr., was ://www