<%= render :partial => '/v9/shared/analytics'

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

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Dennis Edwards.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Edwards.


1943 Birth Born on February 3, 1943.


1961 18 Years Old As a high school student, Edwards sang with the Mighty Clouds of Joy gospel group, then in 1961 he organized his own soul/jazz group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs.


1967 24 Years Old Before joining The Contours in 1967, Edwards recorded a single for the obscure Detroit label, International Soulville Records. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Edwards was the first new Temptation to enter the group after their "classic five" heyday, when he replaced David Ruffin as lead singer in July 1968. … Read More


1977 34 Years Old 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
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Edwards.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.