Jimmy Ruffin

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Jimmy Lee Ruffin was born on May 7, 1939 and is best known for his Tamla Motown recording “What becomes of the broken hearted”. He found success in America hard to sustain and moved to the United Kingdom, signing with Polydor and Chess Records, living in the UK permanently during the 1980s, but has since returned to America.

Mr Ruffin became an anti-drug advocate following the 1991 drug overdose death of his younger brother David Ruffin, a former lead singer with The Temptations.

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