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Dennis Edwards

Posted on 19 February 2018 by Brian Walsh

Dennis Edwards, who sang on Temptations hits like “Ball Of Confusion”, “I Can’t Get Next To You”, “Cloud Nine” and “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, died Friday (February 2) in Chicago while rehabilitating from an aneurysm. The Fairfield, Alabama native was one day shy of his 75th birthday. The Edwards family moved to Detroit when Dennis was 10 and he began singing with the Mighty Clouds of Joy gospel group there. In 1961 he recorded a local secular single, but gave up music temporarily while serving in the military. In 1966 he auditioned for Motown Records, where he was placed on retainer and sang for awhile with the Contours. He then moved on to the Temptations, where he replaced the troubled David Ruffin. Dennis himself was released by the group in 1977 but returned three years later (though he was let go on two more occasions). In recent years he has toured as the “Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards”, a splinter group of the originals. He was married briefly to Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters. Dennis was inducted along with the Temptations into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

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