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The 1960s were a thrilling if turbulent era in American history. From the Civil Rights Movement to the birth of counterculture, the '60s saw the baby boom generation usher in changes to the political and cultural landscape that still reverberate through our society today. This memorial site was created to honor and remember the people who defined the decade.
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5/7/1936 - 11/17/2014

1960s Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Jimmy Ruffin

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer's children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. There were no details about the cause of death. Ruffin was the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, who died in 1991 at age 50. "Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his...
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