Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74
Dennis Edwards, one of the leading members of the American vocal group, the Temptations has died.
Dennis Edwards, one of the leading members of the American vocal group, the Temptations has died. He was 74. According to reports, Edwards died on Friday of undisclosed causes.
Edwards essayed a solo career, and his 1984 Motown single Don't look any further -- a duet with Siedah Garrett, reached number two on the R&B charts in 1984. But he remained best known as a member of the Temptations; after a split with the act in 1977, he returned for a short second tour of duty in 1987.
After a wrangle with founding member Otis Williams, he toured during the 1990s under the rubric the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Temptations.
Edwards was born February 3, 1943 in Fairfield, Alabama. Edwards is survived by a daughter from his brief marriage to Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters.