Otis ‘Damon’ Harris, 62, Temptations member sang ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS February 25, 2013 6:56PM
Otis "Damon" Harris sang on the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
Updated: March 27, 2013 6:26AM
BALTIMORE — Otis “Damon” Harris, a former member of the Motown group The Temptations, has died of prostate cancer. He was 62.
Chuck Woodson, a cousin serving as family spokesman, confirmed that Mr. Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last week.
Mr. Harris performed with the celebrated Motown act The Temptations from 1971 to 1975 and sang on hits including “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are).”
Woodson says joining the Temptations was “the realization of a dream” for Mr. Harris.
Mr. Harris formed a new group after leaving the Temptations and later released solo recordings.
Woodson says that in his final years, Mr. Harris established a cancer foundation that was still in its early stages when he became ill. Mr. Harris also became a strong advocate for prostate cancer screening.