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The composition of the group changed considerably since its

inception in 1960 as 'The Elgins.'

The original group consisted of

Otis Williams (born Otis Miles, Jr. - October 30,

1941)

Melvin Franklin (1942-1995)

Paul Williams (1939-1973)

Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992) - left 1971

Elbridge Bryant (1939-1975) - left 1963

In 1964, the group included David Ruffin (1941-1991).

Dennis Edwards (born February 3, 1943) replaced Ruffin

and sang with the group during

several periods from 1968 to 1989 and heads the group called

The Temptations Review.

Ricky Owens (1939-1996) replaced Kendricks briefly in

1971, leaving after two months.

From 1971 to 1993, Richard Street (1942-2013) sang with

the group.

Damon Harris (1950-2013) was in the group from 1971 to

1975.

Louis Price (born March 29, 1953) replaced Edwards from

1977 to 1980.

Glenn Leonard (born June 11, 1947) was in the group from

1975 to 1983.

From 1984 to 1996 Ali-Ollie Woodson (1951-2010) was a

member.

Theo Peoples (born January 24, 1961) replaced Street in

1992 and was in the group until 1998

when he joined the contemporary lineup of The Four

Tops.

Harry McGilberry (1950-2006) sang with the group from

1995 to 2003.

Ray Davis (1939-2005) was briefly in the group beginning

in 1995.

Bo Henderson (born June 10, 1956) replaced Theo Peoples

from 1998 to 2003.

In 2003, the members were

Otis Williams

Ron Tyson (born February 8, 1948) - joined 1985

Terry Weeks (born December 23, 1963) - joined group in

1997

G.C. Cameron (born September 21, 1945) - from 2003 to

2007

Joe Herndon (born January 5, 1949) - joined 2003

In early 2015, the members were

Otis Williams

Ron Tyson

Terry Weeks

Joe Herndon

Bruce Williamson (born September 28, 1970) - joined group

in 2006

In 2015, Herndon and Williamson left, and their replacements

were

Larry Braggs (from Tower of Power)

Willie Green (sang with Richard Street's group)


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