Ali-Ollie Woodson of The Temptations: 1951-2010
Ali-Ollie Woodson, former lead vocalist of The Temptations, passed away Sunday, May 30, after a battle with cancer, the Associated Press reports. He was 58.
Woodson, a Detroit native, replaced vocalist Dennis Edwards in 1984 and sang with the group from 1984-86 and again from 1988-1996. He is credited with leading The Temptations into a new era of success in the R&B world with hits like “Treat Her Like A Lady” (which he co-wrote and co-produced), “Lady Soul” and “Sail Away.”
Following his years with The Temptations, Woodson enjoyed a solo career, which included a tour with Aretha Franklin. His last solo album, Never Give Up, was released in 2009.
Check out Woodson’s soul-stirring vocals in action in the video for “Treat Her Like A Lady”:
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