Singer Richard Street, who sang with Motown’s famed Temptations for 25 years, died in a Las Vegas hospital after a short illness, according to his wife Cindy, The Associated Press reports. He was 70.
A Detroit native, Street performed with a few other groups as a young man, including Otis Williams and the Distants, a Temptations predecessor of sorts that featured future Temps Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Elbridge “Al” Bryant.
For those of you who remember actually listening to these guys when you were little, Street will surely be missed. We extend our condolences to Street’s family and friends. For more of a biography on Street you can read it at Rolling Stone.