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Eddie Kendricks - 100% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, Union Springs, Alabama, USA, d. 5 October 1992, Alabama, USA. Kendricks was a founder member of the Primes in the late 50s, an R&B vocal group that moved to Detroit in 1960 and formed the basis of the Temptations. His wavering falsetto vocals were an essential part of the group’s sound throughout their first decade on Motown Records. He was singled Read more

Four Tops - 84% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Gladys Knight & The Pips - 81% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Jimmy Ruffin - 81% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

Temptations, The - 81% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Temptations - 81% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Weston - 77% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Agatha Natalie Weston, 20 December 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Kim Weston received her musical education with the Wright Specials gospel group, an influence that survived throughout her subsequent career. Torn between pursuing music or acting, she was persuaded to join the Motown Records label in the early 60s by Johnny Thornton, the cousin of two of the label’s top Read more

Don Convay - 75% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Don Covay - 75% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Randolph, 24 March 1938, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA. Covay resettled in Washington during the early 50s and initially sang in the Cherry Keys, his family’s gospel quartet. He crossed over to secular music with the Rainbows, a formative vocal group that also included Marvin Gaye and Billy Stewart. Covay’s solo career began in 1957 as part of the Little R Read more

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 75% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Miracles - 75% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

The Spinners - 75% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Smokey Robinson - 72% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Brenda Holloway - 70% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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21 June 1946, Atascadero, California, USA. Holloway began her recording career with three small Los Angeles labels, Donna, Catch and Minasa, in the early 60s, recording under the aegis of producer Hal Davis. In 1964, Holloway made an impromptu performance at a disc jockeys’ convention in California, where she was spotted by a Motown Records talent scout. She signed to Read more

Eddie Holland - 68% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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30 October 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Like his brother Brian Holland, Eddie was active in the Detroit music scene from the mid-50s onwards, leading the Fidelatones vocal group, and producing demo recordings for Jackie Wilson. In 1958, he met Berry Gordy, who produced a series of solo singles for Holland on Mercury Records and United Artists Records. Gordy signed Holland t Read more


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