ALI-Ollie Woodson, who led the legendary Motown quintet The Temptations in the 1980s and ’90s and restored them to their hit-making glory with the song Treat Her Like A Lady, has died. He was 58.
Motown Alumni Association President Billy Wilson says Woodson died on Sunday in southern California after battling cancer. He says Woodson’s wife, Juanita, told him about the death.
Woodson was not an original member of The Temptations but he helped keep the group from becoming a nostalgia act.
Woodson joined the group when it was no longer producing hits like it did in the 1960s and ’70s with classics like Papa Was a Rolling Stone, My Girl and I Wish It Would Rain.
But Woodson’s fiery voice helped the group notch the hit Treat Her Like a Lady in 1984.