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Motown is far more than just a record company. Founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1960, it played an important role in bringing down racial barriers in pop music and has since become an American cultural institution. This memorial site was created to celebrate and remember performers, songwriters, producers and others who helped create the unmistakable Motown sound.
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5/7/1936 - 11/17/2014

Motown Memorials: 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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