Otis "Damon" Harris, a former member of The Temptations
who sang on the group's 1972 hit "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," has died at
the age 62.
Otis "Damon" Harris, a native of Baltimore,
auditioned to join the Temptations in 1971 at the age of 21 after the
departure of Eddie Kendricks, one of the original lead singers of the
Harris, 62, died at the Joseph Richey Hospice on Monday
after fighting prostate cancer for 14 years, the Baltimore Sun reported
As a teenager, Harris grew up admiring the Temptations,
one of the top male singing groups of the 1960s and early 1970s, and
formed a band with three high school friends named the Young Tempts that
sang Temptations cover songs.
Harris sang with the Temptations
until 1975, helping the group win three Grammy awards and lending his
voice to hits including "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," "Take a Look Around"