Richard Street, Ex-Temptations Singer, Dead at 70

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LAS VEGAS— Former Motown vocalist Richard Allen Street (born October 5, 1942) a member of the Temptations from 1971 to 1993, has died. He was 70. Street’s wife, Cindy, says her husband died early Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Street was the first member of the Temptations to actually be a native of the city which served as Motown’s namesake and hometown; all of the previous members were born and at least partially raised in the southern United States.

Richard Street sang as a young man with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, but didn’t join the famed Motown group until the early 1970s. He later made the move from his native Detroit to Los Angeles with other Motown acts and stayed with the group until the mid-1990s.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but Cindy Street expects services to be held sometime next week in Cypress, Calif.

She says her husband “was a really good person” who should be remembered for his work with the Temptations.

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Detroit Comedy Festival’s “Laugh Detroit” Opens in Theaters Across Michigan–Features Soundtrack by MI Guitarist Rusty Wright

“Laugh Detroit”, a movie chronicling the second annual Detroit Comedy Festival at the legendary Comedy Castle, opens in Emagine and Cinema Hollywood Theaters across Michigan.

The soundtrack for the entire movie was done exclusively by Sadson Recording Artist, Rusty Wright of the Rusty Wright Band.

” I was asked by Miami Entertainment to do the music and loved the idea immediately”, said Wright.

” I worked on a previous release titled P.I. Blues and they asked if I would create some hard edged guitar stuff in a 70’s Detroit era style, so I started listening to a lot of Iggy Pop, MC5, Rockets and Ted Nugent stuff to get in the mind set. I am really pleased with the results and the talented comics in this film really seem to work well with my musical vibe.”

The movie opens across MI but the success of the premier has already garnered positive reviews after being picked up by the A.P. The distributor intends to market to larger markets in LA and NY as reviews come in.

Sadson Music is currently seeking tour dates for the Rusty Wright Band in 2010.
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Live Video –

Ross White