R&B Legends ‘The Temptations’ Lose Another Member


Temptations member Damon "Otis" Harries dies. (Google Images)

Temptations member Damon “Otis” Harries dies. (Google Images)

The Urban Daily is reporting that the legendary R&B group the Temptations has lost another member. You may recall last week, Damon “Otis” Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits of the 1970s, died of prostate cancer on Feb. 18. He was 62. The New York Times reports:

Harris was a decade younger than anyone else in the Temptations when he joined in 1971, replacing Eddie Kendricks. He was the lead singer on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” the group’s last No. 1 single, and was also heard on “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are),” “Masterpiece” and other hits. He left in 1975.

Former member Richard Street died yesterday, after being admitted to a Las Vegas hospital for difficulty breathing last Friday. It was discovered that he had a clot in his lung. His wife of seven years Cindy Street stated that Street was proud of being a part of black history. The Urban Daily reports that Mrs. Street stated:

“He was part of black history. He was always proud of that. He sang on a lot of those classic songs: ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,’ ‘Hey Girl,’ ‘Heavenly,’ ‘Superstar,’ ‘Masterpiece.’”

Street was 70-years-old.

Read more at Urban Daily or The New York Times.

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