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Damon Harris, Who Sang With the Temptations, Dies at 62
New York Times ^
| February 26, 2013
Posted on 03/16/2013 10:26:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits of the 1970s, died here on Feb. 18. He was 62.
The cause was prostate cancer, said Chuck Woodson, his cousin and a family spokesman.
Mr. 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 groups 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.
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KEYWORDS: chuckwoodson; damonharris; eddiekendricks; prostatecancer; richardstreet; thetemptations
he got to live a lot longer than most of us on this site probably will.
posted on 03/16/2013 10:29:45 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
No worry, Temptations will live forever. Like the Drifters (there are more than one of those) and so many others.
posted on 03/16/2013 10:31:20 PM PDT
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
There are no original members of the Temptations alive. This is the second run of the Temptations.
posted on 03/16/2013 10:52:19 PM PDT
(Love your neighbors)
I was the one white boy in a funk band way back when. This was one of our more popular tunes.
posted on 03/16/2013 10:54:58 PM PDT
by real saxophonist
("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
Not true at all. Otis Williams who was a founding member, is still singing and leading the Temptations. It seems like he was always the leader, even though he rarely sings lead.
anybody who WASN'T a Temptation, please raise you hand.
posted on 03/16/2013 11:10:27 PM PDT
(obama - Fredo smart)
I was, or it was Just My Imagination... runnin away with me
posted on 03/16/2013 11:46:34 PM PDT
He was 62.
I find that all the adults I watched as a ten year old child on TV were really only a few months older than I.
posted on 03/16/2013 11:59:01 PM PDT
(We have the nation we deserve.I predict FR will hate GOP Candidate for 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032...)
I believe it was Otis who said he didn’t meet Barry Gordy more than two times.
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