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7 May 1936
Collinsville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States
17 November 2014 (aged 78)
(born 7 May 1939) from Meridian, MS, he worked in a factory in Detroit, where he mat berry Gordy. Turning down an offer to join the Temptations, he had a solo top ten hit with "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted", followed by a few more top 100 hits over the next few years. "deserved more hits" says David Clarke in the Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, and he's right.
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