Monday, May 31, 2010
Former Lead Singer of The Temptations: Ali "Ollie" Woodson has Died
Ali "Ollie" Woodson was the lead singer of The Temptations from 1983-1996, he even wrote the hit song "Treat Her Like A Lady" for the group. That song was The Temptations biggest hit of the 80's. He also served as the lead singer for other Soul groups replacing their iconic original lead voices. Groups such as: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and The Drifters. In 2008 he toured with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
On a personal note: I had the pleasure and opportunity of meeting Ali Woodson. He was kind and very down to earth. He performed at a church I was a member of here in Chicago. I remember his voice being amazing and powerful., singing the Gospel classic "I Won't Complain" A capella. It was simply fantastic!
As always in times like these The Fresh Music Page thoughts and prayers are with Ali "Ollie" Woodson family.
Ali "Ollie" Woodson was 58 and funeral arrangements are pending. source