David Ruffin

Born: 
01/18/1941
City: 
Whynot
Region: 
MS
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/01/1991
Years Active: 
1956-1991
Instruments: 
Vocals, Drums
Played With: 

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Davis Eli "David" Ruffin was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of the Temptations from 1964 to 1968 (or the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known). He was the lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." Known for his unique raspy and anguished tenor vocals, Ruffin was ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2008. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his work with the Temptations. Fellow Motown recording artist Marvin Gaye once said admiringly of Ruffin that, "I heard in [his voice] a strength my own voice lacked."

Discography

Released: 1964
Released: 1965
Released: 1965
Released: 1966
Released: 1967
Released: 1967
Released: 1968
Released: 1973
Released: 1974
Released: 1975
Released: 1976
Released: 1977
Released: 1979
Released: 1980
Released: 1988
Released: 2004

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Celebrity Night 11/04/1968 Arthur Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 04/03/1970 Club Venus Towson Maryland USA
David Ruffin 04/04/1970 Club Venus Towson Maryland USA
David Ruffin 04/05/1970 Club Venus Towson Maryland USA
David Ruffin 06/05/1970 Scene Night Club Baltimore Maryland USA
David Ruffin 06/06/1970 Scene Night Club Baltimore Maryland USA
David Ruffin / Doris Duke 06/07/1970 Carr's Beach Annapolis Maryland USA
David Ruffin 06/07/1970 Scene Night Club Baltimore Maryland USA
David Ruffin 02/12/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 02/13/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 02/19/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 02/20/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 02/18/1972 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 02/19/1972 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 01/19/1973 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 01/20/1973 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 03/22/1973 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 03/23/1973 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 03/24/1973 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 03/25/1973 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
David Ruffin 10/31/1974 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
David Ruffin 11/01/1974 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
David Ruffin 11/02/1974 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
David Ruffin 11/03/1974 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
David Ruffin 01/30/1975 Barney Google's NYC New York USA

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