Entertainment Dennis Edwards, lead singer for The Temptations, dead at 74

03:10  04 february  2018
03:10  04 february  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Legendary Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

  Legendary Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74 Legendary Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74He was 74; he would have been 75 on Saturday.

Dennis Edwards , the former lead singer for The Temptations , whose gritty voice carried some of the biggest hits of the Motown era, has died, according to his booking agent Rosiland Triche. He was 74 .

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NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 18: Dennis Edwards of The Temptations performs during NMAAM 2016 Black Music Honors on August 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music ) © Terry Wyatt/Getty Images NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 18: Dennis Edwards of The Temptations performs during NMAAM 2016 Black Music Honors on August 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music )

Dennis Edwards, the former lead singer for The Temptations, whose gritty voice carried some of the biggest hits of the Motown era, has died, according to his booking agent Rosiland Triche. He was 74.

Edwards, who would have turned 75 on Saturday, died Thursday night in Chicago after suffering from a long illness, Triche told CNN.

Triche described Edwards as "the ultimate showman."

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Edwards , a native of Detroit, died in Chicago, according to his family. He would have turned 75 on Saturday.

They include "Cloud Nine" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," both of which won Grammy Awards for the group. Dennis Edwards , Temptations Lead Singer , Dead At 74 - Продолжительность: 2:05 CBS Chicago 26 167 просмотров. Новинка!

The Grammy Award-winner's voice was prominent on hits including "Cloud Nine," "Papa was a Rollin' Stone" and "I Can't Get Next to You."

"He inspired millions around the world. We shall remember him," the Rev. Jesse Jackson tweeted. "So talented. He is above #CloudNine, going higher."

Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968, replacing lead singer David Ruffin, just as the group launched its funk-psychedelic sound. He left and rejoined the group several times over the decades.

His 1984 solo record, "Don't Look Any Further," reached No. 2 on the R&B charts, according to Billboard Magazine.

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