Jimmy Ruffin 'What becomes of the brokenhearted' dies age 78

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    zwiebel New Member

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    'Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who had hits with "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On (To My Love)," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to The Associated Press. He was 78. No details were immediately available about the cause of death.

    The singer's children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin, Jr., reported his death. "Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry," they said in a statement. "My family in its entirety is extremely upset over his death. He will truly be missed. We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him."

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    zwiebel New Member

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    I always thought this song somehow represents the pain of the loved ones of our missing.

    [video=youtube;UQU4sIn96M4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UQU4sIn96M4[/video]
     
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    I still have the 45 of "...Brokenhearted" in my collection, and know all the lyrics by heart to this day.

    Great but underrated singer, yes! And according to the TV movie "The Temptations", Jimmy was Motown's first pick and David just came along as his little brother. (David was my fave Tempt.)

    Rest In Peace, Jimmy...thank you for the soul-touch...never forgotten. I can just hear Heaven's Duet this night...

    [h=1]Jimmy & David Ruffin Turn Back the Hands of Time[/h]
     
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    This song is such a true classic. It's so memorable. Stands the test of time. We are losing so many wonderful talents.......
     
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    Jimmy Ruffin, Singer of a Memorable Motown Hit, Dies at 78

    nytimes article...Re "...Brokenhearted":

    “The song had the kind of words one can feel,” he recalled, “and it was a beautiful, melodic song.” When told that the Spinners were scheduled to cut the song, he said, “I told him to give it to me instead,” and Mr. Dean let him record a demonstration tape.

    He added, “He liked my version enough to let me have it.”

     
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    Count me as another who has that 45 in her collection. Still play it when I get my records out.RIP Jimmy Ruffin.
     

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