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David Ruffin was a singer who had a successful career both as a solo artist and as a member of The Temptations, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.


This is the original submitted version of an encyclopedia article that was later published as: Drobnicki, John A. 2001. Ruffin, Davis Eli ("David"). In The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, edited by Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Vol. 3, 461-462.



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