Ali Ollie Woodson- The man who led motown’s legendary quintet known as “The Temptations” has passed away at the age of 58.
Woodson died Sunday in Southern California after battling cancer. Woodson, though not the original member of the group, played a huge part in the groups success.
By the the early 80s The Temptations were no longer producing hits after hits like they did back in the 60s and 70s, with songs such as “Papa was a Rollingstone” and “My Girl”.
The group lost their original member, Dennis Edwards, and Woodson was his replacement. Woodson’s great voice was similar to Edwards but distinct in itself. He helped the group with hits like “Treat her like a lady” and “Lady Soul” from 1984 to 1986.
Wilson, who founded the Detroit based group said “He had a swagger about himself” and He was cool. He had a coolness to himself that was very inviting.” Though he was famous his friends said he was a very polite, always a gentleman and very kind to everybody. When someone asked him for a favor he was happy to help and never asked for anything in return.
He wasn’t just a great performer, he was a wonderful and kind person. Though he is gone, his music will live on forever.