Dennis Edwards

Born Feb 3, 1943

Dennis Edwards is an American soul and R&B singer, most noted for being one of Motown act The Temptations' lead singers. Edwards first joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin, and sung with the group until 1976, returning from 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo career, scoring a hit in 1984 with "Don't Look Any Further".… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on February 3, 1943.


1961 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1961 he organized his own soul/jazz group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs.


1966 23 Years Old Following time served in the US military, in 1966 Edwards auditioned for Detroit's Motown Records, where he was signed but placed on retainer. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old Later in 1967, Edwards quit the Contours and was placed back on retainer.
1968 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He attempted to get a release from his contract, as Holland-Dozier-Holland had promised to sign him to their new Invictus Records, but was drafted in late June 1968 to join the Temptations, who had just fired Ruffin from the act.


1977 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Edwards remained in the Temptations until being fired by Otis Williams in 1977 just before the group's departure from Motown to Atlantic Records.
1980 37 Years Old After a failed attempt at a Motown solo career, Edwards rejoined the Temptations in 1980, when they returned to Motown.
1982 39 Years Old In 1982, Edwards got the chance to sing with Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks as part of Reunion album and tour.


1984 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Edwards began missing shows and rehearsals, and was replaced in 1984 by Ali-Ollie Woodson. … Read More
1987 44 Years Old When problems arose between Woodson and the Temptations in 1987, Edwards was brought back once again, but was himself replaced by Woodson in 1989 after being fired a third and final time by Williams. … Read More


1998 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Edwards' Don't Look Any Further the Remix Album was released in 1998 containing updated dance mixes and the original 1984 track. … Read More
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