Legendary Temptations Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead At 74
According to CBS Chicago, Legendary lead singer of The Temptations Dennis Edwards passed away Friday at the age of 74 - just one day shy of his 75th birthday.
Details remain scarce, but according to several sources, Edwards passed away at 10:30 this morning in Chicago.
Edwards replaced David Ruffin as the lead singer of the Temptations in 1968, and led the group to two Grammy wins for "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and "Cloud Nine'. Edwards was fired from the group in 1977 but rejoined them 3 years later in 1980 when the group left Atlantic Records to return to Motown.
Edwards would leave the group again in 1984 and begin a solo career, and his first solo album "Don't Look Any Further" was a top 5 R&B hit. His follow-up album "Coolin Out" was successful as well. We'll have more details as they continue to come in.
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