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Ali Ollie Woodson of the Temptations dies at 58

Ali Ollie Woodson, who led the legendary Motown quintet The Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and helped restore them to their hit-making glory with songs including "Treat Her Like A Lady," has died, a friend said. He was 58.

Woodson died Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital of complications from leukemia, according to the Motown Alumni Assn. website. Billy Wilson, the alumni group's president, said Woodson's wife, Juanita, told him about the death Sunday.

Woodson, born Oct. 12, 1951, in Detroit, was not an original member of the group, which had several lineup changes since it started in the 1960s. But he played an integral part in keeping the Temptations from becoming just a nostalgia act.

Woodson's voice helped the group notch the R&B hits "Treat Her Like A Lady," ''Sail Away," and "Lady Soul," from 1984 to 1986.

--Associated Press
 
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i never saw anyting on the death of ron banks he song with the famous r&b group the dramatics they had beautiful voices and perfect harmony that you dont hear today in these so call singers,he died last month,we have lost some great singers in the last months,these people had gifted voices that these singers making all this money dont have,they have to have a machine in the studio to make them sound like they can sing,when u hear them in person,they suck

Hi Deborah, we posted a brief item on Ron Banks awhile back. you can see it here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings6-2010mar06,0,2367516.story


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