(L to R): Richard Street, Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Damonon
(BILLBOARD) 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. "He was really fighting for his life," the singer's widow told CNN. "He's a fighter. They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon," she added. "I'm in disbelief right now. "He is the second former member of the singing group to die this month after Otis "Damon" Harris passed away
February. 18 following a lengthy Prostate cancer battle. Link Below.
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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, California. Cindy says her husband "was a really
good person" who should be remembered for his work with theTemptations.
BBC TRIBUTE TO RICHARD STREET A GREAT TEMPTATIUONS SINGER
vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died aged
70. Street's wife
he died on 27 February at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness. He sang
with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin in the 1950s but
didn't join the
until 1971.As part of the group, Street had number of hits including the Grammy
award-winning song, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was
the first member of the band to be born in the city with which they became
synonymous. His death comes only 10 days after his band mate, Otis 'Damon'
Harris, who died on 18 February aged 62, after a 14 year battle with prostate
cancer. Cindy Street, told
"They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon. "He performed with the band
until 1993 when he left due to alleged personal tensions with Otis Williams.
Richard Street went to hospital five days before he died, suffering from back
pain and breathing difficulties. Doctors found he had a clot in a lung. He is
survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
OTIS WILLIAM WAS
NO ANGEL! BBC (HARD TALK VIDEO) LINK BELOW
MORE TRIBNUTE TO RICHARD STREET
(CNN) Former Temptations member Richard Street has died, his widow told CNN Entertainment on Wednesday. The 70-year-old soul and R&B singer died early Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas, Cindy Street said. Richard Street experienced back pain and breathing difficulties Friday. When he went to a hospital, doctors found he had a clot in a lung. "He was really fighting for his life, he's a fighter." He is the second former Temptations member to die this month. Singer Damon Harris died February 18 in Baltimore. "They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon," Cindy Street said. "I'm in disbelief right now. "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. "Last fall, Street performed 45 concert dates in Europe, Cindy Street said. Street is survived by his wife of seven years and four children: Richard "Ricky" Jr., Nicole, Brandy and Brandon". Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for next week in Cypress, California.
1960s, David,Melvin, Eddie, Paul, & Otis Williaam
RICHARD STREET YEARS AGO
TRIBUTE TO JULIUS E.GREEN
FRIEND OF THE TEMPTATIONS
Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Julius personally nor to get to know him before he left this earth, but I'm very fortunate to have had the contact with his Lady thanks to my friend Bobby Cochran (Former Steppenwolf Guitar Player).
I learned that Julius was a very good friend of the Temptations and not only for this reason I wanted to honour this big Star by adding him in this memorial, but also to let the World know that the music has lost this year 2013 many of these Blues, R&B and soul music composers, musicians and singers who are irreplaceable.
I'm really sad in one way, but very happy in another to have had the chance in my life since I was a kid to today to have been part of this time, which I can say were the Golden Years of creations, when people went to concerts to listen and appreciated stars like Julius, but not to become like today fast consumers, who after seeing a concert said "I loved it" but forget about it as soon as the next new stars are promoted by the music business like new products are in supermarkets.
These are the reasons why I made those 5 Memorials to Friends and Stars, whom I hope will never be forgotten until will come the day, which will I hope bring us closer to them.
are a few links to celebrate Julius. Plenty more on Google and YouTube…
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot - JEG & his Sicilian Family (with Pictures of Julius)
Homage to Julius from Tropea Festival (Italian)
Julius @ Tropea Festival video
Radio Carini over Julius & The Blue in Blues (Italian)lian)
Tribute to Julius E. Green with more videos (Dutch)
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