AaSinger-Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, and Author: Gladys Maria Knight aka the "Empress of Soul". Seven time Grammy Award Winner and lead vocalist of the hit soul group Gladys Knight and The Pips.
James Joseph Brown (May 1933 – December was a singer, songwriter, and musician. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music making.
The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Records during the and Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, they were highly influential to R&B and soul music.
June 1969 - American soul singer Shorty Long drowned aged 29 after his boat capsized on the Detroit River in Michigan. Had the 1968 US single 'Here Comes The Judge.' He acted as an MC for many of the Motown Revue shows and tours.
Davis Eli "David" Ruffin (January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".