Tag Archives: The Temptations

Motown Rules as Friars Toast Smokey Robinson

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: A great New York night: the Friars Club took over the Waldorf Astoria main ballroom and toasted Motown’s Smokey Robinson and Steiner Studios founder David Steiner. Steiner probably drew the big donor crowd, which was fine. He’s a lovely guy. But it was Smokey who brought the music.[...]

The Temptations’ Ollie Woodson dies at 58

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Ollie (Ali) Woodson of the Temptations died on Sunday. He was 58 and had been suffering from leukemia. Woodson was not an original member of the group. They were David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams. Melvin Franklin and Otis Williams. Only Williams survives from that era beginning in[...]