Biography
One of the greatest lead singers the Motown stable ever had, David Ruffin became one of the artistic cornerstones of the Temptations after his lead vocal on My Girl (1965) paved the way for such majestic follow-ups as Since I Lost My Baby (1965), Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (1966), All I Need (1967), and I Wish It Would Rain (1968). Unfortunately, ever-mounting internal pressures within the group, coupled with Ruffin's swelling ego, led to his dismissal from the group in late 1968. His solo career got off to a promising start with the powerful ballad My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me), which cracked the pop and soul Top Ten in early 1969. His last hit to reach the Top Ten was the Van McCoy-produced dance ballad Walk Away From Love, from 1976. After leaving Motown in 1977, Ruffin recorded for Warner Brothers and later for RCA accompanied by Eddie Kendricks. Unfortunately, Ruffin's career, marred by years of substance abuse and artistic indifference, culminated in his death from a drug overdose in 1991. ~ John Lowe, Rovi



 
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David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love
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David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended - (Upbeat TV Stereo Remaster - 1969) - Bubblerock - HD
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