Jimmy Ruffin

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  • soul
  • motown
  • rhythm and blues
  • 60s
  • northern soul
Jimmy Ruffin (born 7 May 1939 in Collinsville, Mississippi) is an American soul singer. His 1966 hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" was a major success and his most well-known song. He was offered a chance to sing with The Temptations, but he politely declined in favor of his younger brother, David Ruffin. After the success of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", the intended follow-up, "East Side West Side", was released only in Australia due to an argument with Motown head Berry Gordy. The song was written by Ron Welser and Flamingos' member Terry Johnson.

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Albums

Greatest Motown Hits (1989)
Sunrise (1980)
Ruff 'n Ready (1969)
Sings Top Ten (1967)

Singles

Tell Me What You Want (1974)
Don't Feel Sorry for Me / Heart (1961)

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