The Temptations

The Temptations is a singing group of at least 5 males, formed in the 1960s under many different moniker's they finally surfaced as the Temptations and became one of the most successful groups in music history. The performers within the group changed frequently as did their genres over the years, R&B, soul, adult contemporary, doo-wop, funk, disco and rock. All questions about members, their lives, history and their music can be found here.

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The Temptations

How Did The Temptations Members Die?

The temptations memeber who died the following:

Paul Williams commited suicide

David Ruffins died of drug overdose

Melvin Franklin ( known as blue ) died due to health problems of his legs.

Eddie Kendricks ( known as Corn ) died of Throat Cancer ( loved Corn Bread)

Otis Williams still lives till today ( which is the only member of the temptations that is still alive).

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Why did William and Mary share the throne?

According to "Scotland: A Concise History" by James Halliday, Mary would have succeeded James II, but James had another son in 1688 described as "unexpected and inopportune". So William of Orange (ruler of Holland) was invited by the English to come and bring James into obedience. He did and ran James into exile. After some confusion the English parliament conferred the joint (England and Scotland) crown upon William and Mary. Simply put, William and Mary were married. They were also cousins, William being the son of Charles II's sister, Mary, who married William II of Orange. Thus William also had a claim to the English and Scottish throne (I believe he was right after Mary and Anne). However, William did not want to be king through Mary's grace, but through his own (He did not want to be tied to Mary's strings) and he also wanted to remain king if Mary predeceased him (which she did). These were the conditions of his acceptance of the English and Scottish throne.

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How did the temptations die?

The Temptations all died in their own way.

Paul Williams- suicide

Melvin Franklin-serious health problems

Eddie Kendrick- Lung Cancer

David Ruffins-cocaine overdose

Otis Williams- still living

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How many of the original Temptations are alive?

4 out of 5 are dead David Ruffin , Melvin Franklin , Paul Williams , Eddie Kendricks .

The only member that is still alive is Otis Williams.

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How did Otis Williams mother die?

She die from cancer

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Who were the original members of the temptations?

Eddie kendricks

david ruffin

paul Williams

melvin Franklin

Otis Williams

Elbridge Bryant was actually one of the original members, not David Ruffin. Ruffin was only hired after Bryant was fired in the early sixties('63ish?)

That is correct. Elbridge " Al " Bryant was the original lead. Hack

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Why did paul Williams of the temptation commit suicide?

I think it was the pressure of him not be able to perform

any more.Paul played a big part in the founding of the group

and Otis was the one that held everything together.Even

when hard times came upon them.I have a lot of respect for

the temptations.

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How tall where the original members of the temptations?

according to imdb Otis Williams-6'2'' Paul Williams-6'0'' Melvin Franklin- 6'1.5'' Dennis Edwards-6'4'' David Ruffin- 6'3'' Eddie Kendricks-6'1/2''

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Why did paul Williams of the temptations divorce Mary Agnes?

Because he was having a affair with Winnie Brown and Angel Vinyard mother of Derrick Vinyard Williams born in 1968.Plus he was drunk.

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When did Otis Williams of the temptations die?

Various entertainment sources report that he's still alive and the only living member of the original group.

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Why did glenn Leonard leave temptations?

From my understanding Glenn originally left the Temptations to move into gospel arena and speak about his life after reconnecting with his spiritual self.

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Is all of the temptations still alive?

are some of the temptations still alive

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Is Otis Williams from the temptations dead?

Otis Williams is still alive.

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When did the temptations become famous?

He is so pretty

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Who played jimmy ruffin in the temptations movie?

Lamman Rucker

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Who were in the Temptations?

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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Smokey Robinson

What song did Smokey Robinson write for the temptations?

my girl

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Where are the children of Paul Williams from the temptations?

their names were sarita, kenneth, paul lucas, mary, paula and paul jr.

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Did Otis Williams of the Temptations ever lead a song?

Otis Williams did sing lead on some of The Temptations songs. One particular track is "Dont send me away".

Another Otis lead is on "I Ain't Got Nothing." You listen to it at the Old School Music Lover Blog link provided.

Additional "Otis" tracks appear on more later albums but such songs are rare.

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Katt Williams

How old are kids Deniece Williams'?

The boys' names are: Ken and Kevin Williams; Logan and Forest Westerling.

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Where did paul Williams of the temptations commit suicide?

In a parking lot in Detroit,Michigan.

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Who sang the song thank heaven for little girls?

Charles Aznavour Who wrote the song thank heaven for little girls and what year

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Is Otis Williams dead?

no He is the only original member of the Temptations still alive.

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The song this is my promise to you by the temptations?

I love that song! It is on the Phoenix Rising album


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