Dennis Edwards

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Birthday
3, 1943
Birthplace
Birmingham, AL
Death Date
Feb 1, 2018 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1943
Birthplace
Birmingham, AL
Death Date
Feb 1, 2018 (74)

About

Lead singer of Motown's The Temptations, one of the most popular R&B acts of the 1960s and 1970s. He sang solo hits like "Don't Look Any Further" as well.

Before Fame

He auditioned for Motown in hopes of starting a solo career; while the label was not ready to sign him, they did put in on retainer to keep him from rival labels.

Trivia

He contributed his soulful voice to The Temptations' hits like "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" and "I Can't Get Next to You."

Family Life

He was born in Fairfield, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, to Reverend Dennis Edwards Sr. and his wife. He had a daughter from his brief marriage to singer Ruth Pointer.

Associated With

He replaced David Ruffin in The Temptations, after Ruffin's flamboyant style caused a falling out with the group.