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Paul Williams

An American Vocalist, second tenor/baritone

Williams is noted for being one of the founding members and original lead singer of the popular Motown group The Temptations.

The group along with friends Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, David Ruffin and Otis Williams,not related were members of the groups most successfull years.

Paul Williams was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Williams met his lifelong best friend Eddie Kendricks during their grade school years; supposedly, the two first encountered each other in a fistfight after Williams dumped a bucket of mop water on Kendricks.

Williams was with the group from the start, 1960 to 1971.

Williams commited suicide aged thirty four, the cause was of an illness he had had in later years.

As a member of the Temptations, Paul Williams was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

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