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Eddie Kendricks - 100% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco
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

Temptations, The - 73% match to David Ruffin

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The Temptations - 73% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bobby Womack - 70% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music & Radio Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1944, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. A founder member of the Valentinos, this accomplished musician also worked as a guitarist in Sam Cooke’s touring band. He scandalized the music fraternity by marrying Barbara Campbell, Cooke’s widow, barely three months after the ill-fated singer’s death. Womack’s early solo singles, ‘Nothing You Can Do’ and t Read more

Jimmy Ruffin - 68% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts 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

Gladys Knight & The Pips - 65% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Funk Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Disco R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals
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Lee Fields - 64% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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Four Tops - 62% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Funk
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Junior Walker & the All-Stars - 57% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk
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The Spinners - 56% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Television R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jerry Butler - 54% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Disco Documentaries Drama R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1939, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. Jerry, older brother of Billy Butler, moved to Chicago as a child and was later part of the city’s burgeoning gospel circuit. He subsequently joined several secular groups, including the Roosters, an aspiring trio of Sam Gooden and Richard and Arthur Brooks. Butler then suggested they add his friend, Curtis Mayfield, on guit Read more

Jerry Butler & Betty Everett - 54% match to David Ruffin

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 54% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Miracles - 54% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Funk 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

Johnnie Taylor - 53% match to David Ruffin

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Disco Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more


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