R.I.P. Dennis Edwards

[youtube id=”CH3rx8LhrQo”] Dennis Edwards, one of the lead singers of The Temptations died in Chicago yesterday at age 74. The Alabama native started his career at Motown as the leader of The Contours. Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968 as a replacement for David Ruffin. He sang lead on some of their biggest songs including “Papa Was A Rolling,” “Cloud Nine” and “Shakey Ground.” Edwards left the group in the late ’70s and had a brief solo career during the ’80s. Don’t Look Any Further was the most successful of his three albums and the title song with Siedah Garrett was a hit.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame with The Temptations in 1989. In the ’90s, he started touring as The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. His voice is forever remembered for leading The Temptations through their funk-influenced jagged style era.

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