A Detroit native, Street performed with a few other groups as a young man, including Otis Williams and the Distants, a Temptations predecessor of sorts that featured future Temps Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Elbridge "Al" Bryant.
Street joined the Temptations in the early 1970s, singing on classics including "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" and "Papa Was A Rolling Stone." Along with many Motown acts, he left Detroit for Los Angeles in the 1970s, and he would stay with the Temptations till the mid-1990s.
After his departure from the group, Street began to tour and perform as a solo artist, and sometimes as a duo with fellow former Temptation Otis "Damon" Harris, who died just a few days ago. "They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon," Cindy Street told CNN. "I'm in disbelief right now."
Cindy Street said funeral arrangements are still incomplete, though a service is expected to be held sometime next week in Cypress, California.Former Temptations Singer Richard Street Dead at 70