Richard Street, The Temptations singer, has died

Posted Mar 1, 2013 by Tim Sandle
Singer Richard Street, a member of The Temptations for 25 years and Motown artist, has died aged 70 in a Las Vegas hospital.
Album cover of the U.S. number 1 hit   Papa was a rolling stone
Album cover of the U.S. number 1 hit, 'Papa was a rolling stone'
Richard Street has died on February 27 at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness (due to a pulmonary embolism), according to USA Today. He was a soul and R&B singer, most famously as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1971 to 1993.
Street was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1942. His first group was called Otis Williams & the Distants,followed by a group called The Monitors, before replacing Paul Williams in The Temptations.
Street sang lead on several of The Temptations hits records, as The Times Herald recounts, including "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" (1971), "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (1972), "Masterpiece" (1973), and "Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)" (1973). Of these tracks, "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" was a U.S. Billboard number 1.
In all, The Temptations racked up more than four dozen Top 40 hits on Billboard’s R&B chart during Street’s tenure with the group
In 1993, Street entered the hospital to have seventeen kidney stones removed. This, apparently due to a confusion, triggered a disagreement with the leader of The Temptations, Otis Williams and Street left the band.
Street began to tour and perform as a solo artist, although with less success, although his live shows remained popular. Street's passing follows the death of another member of The Temptations, Damon Harris passed away earlier in the month.