Saturday, February 3, 2018
Dennis Edwards, (essentially) the first "replacement" member of The Temptations, passed away on February 1, 2018 at age 74.
Edwards replaced the smooth-sounding David Ruffin in the late-1960s, bringing more grit to the lead vocals on hits such as "Cloud 9", "Ball of Confusion", and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone".
Prior to joining the Tempts, he was a menber of another Motown group The Contours, who had the hit song "Do You Love Me?".
He sang with the Temptations off-and-on from 1968 through 1989. In recent years, he was the lead singer in a Temptations splinter group.