Ruffin singing 'My Girl'

Ruffin singing ‘My Girl’

*Celebrating David Ruffin‘s birthday today, January 18th!

Released 50 years ago December 1964, “My Girl” by The Temptations became a national hit in early 1965.

David Ruffin sang lead vocal on the tune written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ron White of The Miracles.

Many said that Ruffin’s husky, dominant voice was just as powerful in the studio as any preacher behind the pulpit during what’s become known as the turbulent 1960s.