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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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dennis Edwards of the Temptations will talk about what it took to make it in Motown

CLEVELAND, Ohio– The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a Hall of Fame Series with inductee Dennis Edwards of the Temptations on Friday, July 30 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Foster Theater.

Edwards will be interviewed by the Rock Hall’s Director of Education Jason Hanley. Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the interview. This event is free with a reservation. Please email edu@rockhall.org or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP. This event will also be live streamed on rockhall.com. (more…)

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