David Melvin English better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, or his nickname "Blue", was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known for his role as a founding member of Motown singing group The Temptations from 1960 to 1994.
|Birth name:||David Melvin English|
|Born:||October 12, 1942, Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.|
|Origin:||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died:||February 23, 1995, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Instruments:||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Labels:||Warwick, Motown, Atlantic|
|Associated acts:||The Temptations (1960-1994)|
|IMDb:||Melvin Franklin's IMDb|
About Melvin Franklin
Singer with the Motown group The Temptations from 1960 to 1994 who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He sang with various local singing groups in Detroit, including one called The Voice Masters.
He was usually called upon to deliver ad-libs and harmony vocals, eventually performing more verse vocals.
His mother, Rose English, was a teenager from Mobile, Alabama.
He and David Ruffin both sang in The Temptations.
Information related to Melvin Franklin
- http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/partners/UNTML/browse/?start=50 - 1&fq=untl_collection:JGPC Melvin Franklin interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1970)