Hello, my friends! Richard and I have not had much time for fun lately but we did get to Stone Mountain last weekend on a very cloudy day. The leaves would have been better in bright sunshine but hey, they were still nice anyway. I took the above photo of the Gristmill there. You can always tell my photos: they are always slightly crooked and most of the time, out of focus!
I texted my son this week with this..."Did you see Jimmy Ruffin died?". It occurred to me that not too many of his age would recognize the name but of course, Christopher does! (Christopher even did a guest post about the music from the summer of '66.) Jimmy Ruffin was one of the great Motown singers...he had a big hit in the summer of 1966 with "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". It has been covered by many singers...I remember Paul Young's version. And as much as I love Paul Young, you just cannot beat Jimmy Ruffin singing it...
If you click on his highlighted name above, that will take you to his link on Wikipedia and you will read that it was difficult for him since his younger brother, David Ruffin had such popularity with The Temptations. ("My Girl" And "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" were some of the big hits with David Ruffin as lead singer.) This makes me think of how it must have been for him...not only because his brother was so successful but also since in that same time period the market was absolutely swamped with so much great music! Look it up! It will amaze you!
Jimmy Ruffin moved to England in the 80's and performed there with great success. He died this past week in Las Vegas, Nevada. May his soul rest in peace.
My son and I loved a TV movie made about The Temptations simply entitled "The Temptations", it was made in 1998. If you ever get the chance, make sure and see it, it is excellent. (I've told you this before, but hey, not everybody listens to me, but the SMART ones do!)
Have a great weekend and for my American friends, hope you do not have too much snow and are looking forward to a happy Thanksgiving!