Theo Peoples

Born 24 January 1961.


Theo Peoples (born Theoplis Peoples, III on January 24, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an African-American R&B/soul singer. The son of a preacher, he performed at local landmarks, like the Al Baker’s and Seventh Inn, pursuing solo success before being discovered by Ron Tyson at the Majestic Hotel in St. Louis. Peoples was chosen to replace Richard Street in the legendary Motown group The Temptations in 1992.

His first recordings with the group were released in the box set Emperors of Soul (1994) where he sang lead on "Givin' U The Best," "Elevator Eyes" and "Blueprint For Love." Renowned music producer, Richard Perry, worked with the Temptations to make the album For Lovers Only (1995) and included the song "Night and Day," on which Peoples sang lead vocals. The track was later featured in the film What Women Want (2000). After Ali-Ollie Woodson left the Temptations in 1996 due to his battle with throat cancer, Peoples assumed the role of lead second tenor/baritone for the group.

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