Throwback: Happy 81st Birthday, David Ruffin!

The first couple of weeks of this month are rather auspicious in music history: 

As a kid, I grew up with a deep and abiding affection for Motown Records and classic soul. There was an AM radio station that broadcast out of Monmouth, NJ that used to play all of the Motown and classic soul songs. Today is the 81st anniversary of The TemptationsDavid Ruffin.

Ruffin was the lead vocalist on some act’s biggest — and most beloved — hits, including “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” and others. Our parents loved those songs and we grew up loving those songs — for the same reason. Happy birthday, David! Happy birthday, wherever you are, brother!