Category Archives: 60’s Music

The Genna Sapia-Ruffin Story: Before, During & After David Ruffin Of The Temptations

Written By: Genna Sapia-Ruffin

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Genna Sapia-Ruffin

Photo Credit: Genna Sapia-Ruffin

Posted: Friday August 18, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m PST

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Joy Jenna Sapia (pka Genna Sapia-Ruffin) is a baby boomer who was born in and went to school in Maryland. Her abusive and chaotic childhood was far from idyllic, but was nothing compared to what lay ahead for her in Detroit, Michigan. It may have been Baltimore where she was born and educated, but it was in Detroit that she was raised and schooled.

Born as Genevieve into a broken family in the ’40’s, she learned early to “roll with the punches”. Never taken to church as a child, she was taught nothing about The Father, The Son or the Holy Spirit. She never saw a Bible in the family home, and it didn’t occur to her to ask or wonder why.

In June of 1964 she met David Ruffin–“the love of her life”. For her, love equaled pain, so she didn’t recognize the early signs that should have warned her that he was an abuser too. Ultimately, one of the things that Genna’s relationship with David–an abused child himself—soon taught her was that two wounded people do not equal one healthy one!

Tragically, David died young in 1991; Genna managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other one, and the hard days inevitably turned into years. Meanwhile, gathering her strength and years of journals, she began to create that which would eventually become her autobiography entitled “A Memoir: David Ruffin—My Temptation”. After years of difficult work, it was finally published in early 2003. Then late in 2003, she miraculously began to be pulled out of the cult she’d been in for over thirty years and began to be pulled to the lap of Father God and to the feet of Jesus Christ! In 2004, she was re-born and dumped the mess of her life at the foot of Jesus’ cross.

With multiple nudges from the Holy Spirit, she then went on to publish in 2010, “Delivered From Temptation”, the sequel to her first book. She now has peace in knowing that her life, first as the abused and then as the survivor, was meant to be her platform with which to bring others to Jesus. Her experiences are being used by God to share words of encouragement to those in similar circumstances, and she is honored to be working for the Kingdom of God in this way. She feels led to public speaking and ministry in prisons, universities, churches, high schools and middle schools in hopes of saving someone from the death and destruction that poor choices can bring—and the joy in the Lord that good choices can bring!

A year after David’s death, she moved from Detroit and did some further traveling before settling down in a warm and more peaceful climate. Here she continues to write, and spends time learning about The Bible, Jesus and what it means to live as His follower. Website: http://www.gennaruffin.com

Her autobiography, “Delivered From Temptation (From Temptation to Salvation)”, is available on online book stores, including Amazon.com, where it was a #1 seller.

GENNA SAPIA-RUFFIN’S BOOK – “Delivered From Temptation–From Temptation to Salvation” 

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I LOVE YOU GENNA AND DAVID JR – De De Tillman

 

Marvin Gaye-The Four Tops-Jimmy McFarland “Lonely Lover” (Videos) POLL

Blogged By: De De Tillman; Celebrity Blogger

Source: YouTube – Celebrity Blogger; De De Tillman

Video Credit: YouTube – Marvin Gaye (TheSoulshrine) The Four Tops (SOULINTEGRITY)  Jimmy McFarland (Greazza)

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m PST

 

Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and Jimmy McFarland,  3 amazing artists who recorded a beautiful song called ” Lonely Lover.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davy Jones (The Monkees) Has Died Age 66 (Story & Video Link Jones On The Brady Bunch)

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: CNN

Video Credit: YouTube – kdion77

Posted: Wednesday February 29, 2012 @ 2:40 PM PST

Davy Jones of The Monkees has died age 66. RIP

STORY AND VIDEO LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/showbiz/obit-davy-jones/index.html

Smokey Robinson Performed: Cache Creek (Video)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: Cache Creek –  Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube – BenKarbie (Shop Around)

Posted: Monday September 5, 2011 @ 5:15 pm PST

Updated: Saturday September 10, 2011 @ 7:40 pm PST

Topic: Smokey Robinson

Legendary Smokey Robinson performed Friday September 9, 2011 @ Cache Creek in Brooks, California. I had the honor of meeting and taking a picture with  Smokey Robinson when he was on tour promoting his  “Soul Food In A Bowl”

Smokey Robinson

Friday, September 9

Special Note: Rescheduled from June 4. All original tickets will be honored on the new performance date.  All shows are 21 and over.

Summer Stage Outdoor Ampitheatre – 8 p.m.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracles

CACHE CREEK CONTACT INFORMATION

Location:
14455 Highway 16 (at the corner of Wintun Road)
Brooks, California 95606

Telephone Numbers:
(530) 796-3118 – General Information
(800) 452-8181 – Toll Free California
(800) 992-8686 – Toll Free Nationwide
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Tom Jones Released From Hospital

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: People

Posted: Thursday September 1, 2011 @ 2:55 pm PST

Topic: Tom Jones

Legendary singer Tom Jones has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for dehydration. “Sir Tom wants to relay his deep regrets for causing disappointment and inconvenience to all who would have come to enjoy his show last night. He thanks everyone for their understanding and support, and hopes to see the fans in Monte Carlo again soon.” According to “People.”

Mary Wilson Speaks Out (The Supremes) (Q & A Link – Video)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: New York Times – Culture – CHRISTOPHER PETKANAS

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2011 @ 12:02 am PST

Topic: Mary Wilson – The Supremes

Mary Wilson of The Supremes gave a candid Q & A on her views of what happened to The Supremes, Motown, Tours with Diana Ross and most of all she spoke on wanting her gowns back  and much more.  A video and photos will be found in the below link.

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Mary Wilson Questions And Answers Article Link:http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/asked-and-answered-mary-wilson/?WT.mc_id=TM-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M215-ROS-0811-PH&WT.mc_ev=click

De De Tillman Salutes: The Temptations (Videos)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: De De Tillman – YouTube – Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube – (Psychedelic Shack – RedRoosterRoad)

Video Credit: YouTube – (I Know I’m Losing You – 2old2Rock)

Video Credit: YouTube – (Get Ready –  thegoldenhits)

Posted: Sunday August 14, 2011 @4:15 pm PST

Topic: The Temptations

The Tall Talented Tempting Temptations

1. Otis Williams  2.Melvin Franklin  3. Paul Williams  4. Eddie Kendricks  5. David Ruffin   6.Dennis Edwards   7. ( Original Member Elbridge Bryant)

The Temptations On Wikpedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Temptations

 

 

 

 

Soul Train Classic Dance Line Saluted By: De De Tillman

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: YouTube – Soul Train – Don Cornelius

 

Video Credit: YouTube- (You Should Be Dancing – steve3ri) –  (Gladys Knight and The Pips – carwashlondon) – (Earth Wind and Fire, Mighty Mighty – ) – ( Tha’s The Way I Like It, KC and The Sunshine Band – jcbsebrigh)

Posted: Sunday August 14, 2011 @ 1:25 pm PST

Topic: Soul Train

Soul Train, The Hippest Trip In America Produced and Created By Don Cornelius, Soul Train had great dancers,  Damita Jo Freeman, Pat Davis, Darnell Williams Sharon Hill and more.

The Pointer Sisters & The Whispers (Video)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: Cache Creek Entertainment

Posted: Friday July 8, 2011 @ 8:05 pm PST

Updated: Saturday November 19, 2011 @12:14 am PST

Topic: The Pointer Sisters – The Whispers – Cache Creek

Video Credit: Marin County Fair – YouTube

The Pointer Sisters and The Whispers

The fabulous Pointer Sisters and The wonderful Whispers performed Saturday July 23, 2011 at Cache Creek.
 

The Supremes Florence Ballard Babies Are Forgotten (Links)

Blogged By:  Celebrity Blogger -De De Tillman

Blog Source: Wikipedia – YouTube

Posted: Sunday May 15, 2011 @ 1:25pm

Updated: Friday November 18, 2011

 

My Beginning, Middle and End Is Just A Rough Draft Of The Life And Death Of the Late Beautiful Florence Glenda Ballard-Chapman.  Her Entire Story Can Be Read Via Links At The  End Of  The Page.  

Florence Glenda Ballard  (June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976)

Florence Ballard was Born Florence Glenda Ballard to Jessie and Lurlee Ballard on June 30, 1943  in Detroit, Michigan.   Years later Ballard’s family moved to the  then-newly developed Brewster-Douglass housing projects by the time Ballard was fifteen.  Florence met Mary Wilson first and later Mary introduced Diana Ross to Florence.

Florence, Mary, Diana and Betty became The Primettes and later and then Betty was no longer with the group and later it was Florence,  Mary and Diana as The Supremes.  Florence Ballard came up with the name “The Supremes” and when things went from bad to worst,  Diana had Florence removed from the group and Florence was not able to use the name “Supremes” because, Berry Gordy somehow became the owner of that name.

Florence Ballard later married Motown’s chauffeur Thomas Chapman,  they had 3 little girls, the marriage was on and off,  Ballard at the end was on welfare and home was foreclosed.

SUMMARY:

1. Florence Ballard Was Born

2. Florence Became The Supreme (group she named)

3. Diana Ross Had Florence Removed From Her Own Group

4. Diana Ross Had Affair With Berry Gordy And Had A Daughter{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhonda_Ross_Kendrick}

5. Florence Lost Her Home, Applied For Welfare.

6. Florence Ballard Died Leaving 3 Daughters Behind

HERE IS THE WIKIPEDIA LINK:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Ballard

THE FLORENCE BALLARD FAN CLUB BY: ALAN WHITE http://www.florenceballardfanclub.com/

PART OF AN 8 HOUR INTERVIEW WITH FLORENCE BALLARD

Credit: Individuell83) YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2yUATvf4hg

FLORENCE BALLARD DAUGHTERS and FAITH EVANS
Credit:Zaire Hart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtW7hKupCEw

FLORENCE BALLARD AND HER MOTHER LURLEE BY: CURTIS JACKSON:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22940602

FLORENCE BALLARD SINGING BUTTER POPCORN

Credit: Uploaded by on Feb 10, 2007http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHxiRITUQuM

FLORENCE BALLARD GRAVE SITE

Credit: Curtis Jackson – Scott Michaels http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4041

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