Temptations Lead Singer Ali-Ollie Woodson Dead at 58
June 1, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Motown singer Ali Ollie Woodson, best known for his stint with the Temptations in the 80s and 90s, passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles, after losing his battle with cancer. Woodson was 58.
Woodson rose to fame, as the lead singer and writer for the 1984 Temptations’ hit “Treat Her Like a Lady.” The smooth-voiced crooner also sang the Temptations’ hits “Lady Soul” and “Sail Away.”
Woodson was born as Ollie Creggett on Oct. 12, 1951 in Detroit, considered a ripe breeding ground for Motown singers.
Ali Ollie Woodson later toured with Aretha Franklin and appeared in several movies and guest-starred in television programs.
Woodson began his singing career in the 1970s, at the age of 19, as a member of Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters.
Woodson is survived by his wife Juanita and his children.
Photo Source: Adrian Sulc/Wickimedia Commons, The Temptations during Gurtenfestival 2000 (Bern/Switzerland)