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David Ruffin

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, October 1971

THE TEMPTATIONS without David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams! Strange, but true – that is the sad situation as of today. There was enough talk flying around when David was replaced within the group; Eddie's departure caused further speculation; now, it is confirmed that Paul Williams is no longer a Temptation having just come back from a lengthy spell of absence from the group, during which time Richard Street substituted. Whilst Paul was away, Eddie suddenly wasn't there and when Paul was due to return, he simply didn't.

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