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Ex-Temptations singer Richard Street dies at 70

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, 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.

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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.

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

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31Comments
Feb 28, 2013 8:49AM
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Me too My favorite  song is My Girl and Pappa's was a Rolling Stone  Richard will be forever remembered by me and my condolences go to his Family and Friends

Feb 28, 2013 8:31AM
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Big Temptations fan!! My heart goes out to both  (Harris and Street) families. Please note The Temptations incredible performances and distinct singing style brought joy and happiness to millions worldwide. I admired all the Temptations and would like to say to the greiving families Stay Strong! God bless you and keep you!.
Feb 28, 2013 8:21AM
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Richard really was a Temp forever, he is already missed.
Feb 28, 2013 7:12AM
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Otis Williams is outliving everyone
Feb 28, 2013 7:02AM
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WOW!, dcSTAN,  " Greetings Uncle Sam" was a bad joint! A childhood friend who lived on Md. ave in DC was on his way in the military and I snuck into his going away party because i was a young'n and they played that joint I know 25 straight times in a row!!

 

This current generation is really missing out on a culture of lyrics, melodies, and music in general. I would not trade my youth for a million dollars.

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