The Temptations were an integral band in what was labeled as "The Motown Sound" created by record producer Berry Gordy, through his respective record label Motown, based out of Detroit. The band was also known for their iconic dance choreography in rhythm with the song's presentation. The Temptations won five Grammy Awards.
The Motown sound came to its fruition in the 1960s. The bands signed by Gordy's record label included, The Jackson Five, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and The Temptations.
Richard Street was an original band member and with the band for 25 years collectively, dating back to the 1950s. The Temptations are known for their hit songs, "Papa was a Rolling Stone," "My Girl," "Get Ready," and "Just My Imagination." The band's songs have been featured in countless movies and TV commercial advertising campaigns.
Street died after a short illness, no official cause of death is disclosed. Street is survived by his wife, Cindy, two daughters and two sons.
Street's death marks ten days after the death of band member Otis 'Damon' Harris, who died on Feb. 18, 2013. Cindy Street spoke with CNN in referencing her husband and his band mate's death, "they're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon," Street told CNN.