Dennis Edwards
American singer
Dennis Edwards
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".
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Lady Antebellum Releases New Single, Will Perform it On The Voice
GAC - Great American Country - almost 5 years
Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville. Lady Antebellum will release “Wanted You More” as their latest single from their GRAMMY-winning album, Own The Night. Written by the trio with Jason Gambill, Jonathan Long, Dennis Edwards and musician Matt Billingslea, the song came about during a sound check and became “Wanted You More” over the course of several more tour stops. “One of the added benefits of being out on the road so much is the time it gives us during the day to write,” Dave Haywood said. “The three of us love writing together, but it’s always special when something starts organically with the guys in our band.” Lady A will debut “Wanted You More” on tonight’s season finale of NBC’s The Voice at 8/7 PM CT. Justin Bieber, Flo Rida and Hall And Oates are also set to perform during the live finale. Tomorrow night, May 10, the group will appear on Anderson to surprise a member of the studio audience with tickets to a sold out Own The Night 2012 World Tour date. ...
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Dennis Edwards promises Motown memories at Bay Days - Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
One of the two surviving members of the '60s era Temptations, Dennis Edwards, will bring his Temptations Review to headline the Hampton Bay Days music festival Saturday, and promises the show
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Hampton expects 200000 for Bay Days - Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
It showcases music by national recording artists Marshall Tucker Band, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, and Colt Ford, according to the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau. But there will be some serious moments during the
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Getting the smart meter facts - BCLocalNews
Google News - over 5 years
The following is in response to Dennis Edwards' commentary on the smart meters (Get the facts on smart meters, Prince George Free Press, September 2). If something is “green,” it should not harm humans, animals or the environment
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2011 Fall Festivals Guide - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
Music headliners: The Marshall Tucker Band at 8:30 pm Friday, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards at 8:30 pm Saturday and Colt Ford at 4:30 pm Sunday. Noon-11 pm Sept. 9, 10 am-11 pm Sept. 10, noon-6 pm Sept. 11. 727-1641, www.baydays.com
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US Hwy 26 construction projects a bump in the road for some visitors, business ... - The Cannon Beach Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
But some North Coast business owners, still reeling from the delays involved with the Dennis Edwards Tunnel work during the spring and early summer, say any disruption of traffic along Highway 26 has an impact on their profits
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Stevie Wonder To Be Honored During Ceremony By Morehouse College - RTT News
Google News - over 5 years
The event will be hosted by Morehouse College alums Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson and performances at the event include Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Johnny Gill. by RTT Staff Writer
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Morehouse College to Honor Stevie Wonder, Congressman John Conyers - Washington Informer
Google News - over 5 years
Morehouse alumnus and Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson, will serve as hosts. The concert will feature the timeless voices of Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Johnny Gill
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Free shuttle service available Henderson car show - KVVU Las Vegas
Google News - over 5 years
Super Run will also include nightly concerts by oldies group The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards and Against the Grain, a popular local country act. For additional information on Super Run, please contact the Cultural Arts & Tourism
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Decoding HAN music: A look at who's playing - Truckee Times
Google News - over 5 years
The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards: Free show at 8:15 pm Aug. 5 on Victorian Square, Sparks. Edwards was not an original member of The Temptations, whose hits include "The Way You Do the Things You Do" and "My Girl," but replaced singer
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Horseheads High School Honor Roll - Elmira Star-Gazette
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... Kristina Clark, Claire Clemons, Benjamin Coble, Samantha Conklin, Stephanie Corbin, Macella Dean, John Deines, Paige DeRichie, Ariana Dibble, Andy Diffenderfer, Jacob Dimon, Shannon Donovan, Emily Doyle, Stephanie Dyer, Dennis Edwards, Riley Entry,
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Intensity, temperatures high as playoffs right around the corner - Annapolis Capital
Google News - over 5 years
Forward Dennis Edwards, one of the most prolific scorers in league history, has teamed with ball-handling wizard Randy "White Chocolate" Gill to give Bonds a formidable one-two punch. Bonds (9-2) still secured the No. 2 seed over BIG (9-2)
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Morehouse College announces King tribute - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The tribute will feature Johnny Gill, Eddie Levert and Dennis Edwards, all veteran rhythm and blues vocalists, and will be held at the Kennedy Center. The hosts of the event are actor Samuel L. Jackson, another Morehouse man, and his wife,
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Hotter Than July - Atlantic City Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Best Concert — Runners-up are Full Force and Dennis Edwards' Temptations Revue at Gardner's Basin held Saturday, July 16. The City of Atlantic City is doing an amazing job of booking talent and keeping things fun and well organized for
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Don't Look Any Further Than Atlantic City - Atlantic City Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
ATLANTIC CITY — The headline of this week's column comes from the 1984 R&B hit by Dennis Edwards, “Don't look Any Further.” Edwards and his Temptations Revue will be headlining a free concert this Saturday, July 16, at Gardner's Basin
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Railroad museum's model-room momentum building brick-by-brick - Erwin Record
Google News - over 5 years
... Isaac “Ike” M. Garland; Frank Burrell; HM “Jack” Grubb; Joe Frazier; Toby Stallard; Larry Dennis Edwards; James Stanley Edwards; James Madison Edwards; Floyd Dayton; Milburn Rice; Jack D. Metcalf; David E. Bullington Sr.; Reid Erwin; Algie Padgett;
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Edwards
    FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 55
    Edwards was portrayed by Charles Ley in the 1998 biographical television mini-series The Temptations, though he was not heavily focused upon, as the mini-series gave more attention to the Ruffin/Kendricks-era Temptations line up.
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    Edwards' Don't Look Any Further the Remix Album was released in 1998 containing updated dance mixes and the original 1984 track.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s, Edwards began touring under the name 'Dennis Edwards & the Temptations', prompting a legal battle between himself and Otis Williams. It was decided that Edwards' group would be called The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards (this name remains extant). Edwards' current group includes Paul Williams Jr. (son of original Temptations member Paul Williams), David Sea, Mike Patillo, and Chris Arnold.
  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards toured and recorded with fellow ex-Temptations Ruffin and Kendricks during the late 1980s as 'Ruffin/Kendricks/Edwards, former leads of The Temptations', although nothing was released. The 1998 "Street Gold" DVD "Original Leads Of The Temptations" documents this historic period. After the deaths of Ruffin (1991) and Kendricks (1992), Edwards was forced to wrap up the project alone. In 1990 Dennis teamed up with Eddie Kendricks to release a dance/club track for A&B records entitled "Get it While it's Hot". The track was recorded at Fredrick Knight's recording studio in the duo's old home town of Birmingham, Alabama and produced and engineered by house music pioneer Alan Steward. The track created a lot of controversy as it contained a short rap sequence which did not sit very well with die hard Temptations fans.
  • 1984
    Age 41
    Motown re-launched Edwards' solo career, in 1984 with the hit single "Don't Look Any Further," a duet with Siedah Garrett.
    More Details Hide Details The album of the same name reached No. 2 on the R&B charts and included the radio singles "(You're My) Aphrodisiac" and "Just Like You." The 1985 follow-up album Coolin' Out included the title track, an R&B Top 30 hit; and "Try A Little Tenderness."
    Edwards began missing shows and rehearsals, and was replaced in 1984 by Ali-Ollie Woodson.
    More Details Hide Details In 1989, Edwards was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Temptations.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 39
    In 1982, Edwards got the chance to sing with Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks as part of Reunion album and tour.
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  • 1980
    Age 37
    After a failed attempt at a Motown solo career, Edwards rejoined the Temptations in 1980, when they returned to Motown.
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  • 1977
    Age 34
    Dennis Edwards was briefly married to Ruth Pointer, whom he wed in Las Vegas in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details The couple has one daughter, Issa Pointer, who later became a member of her mother's vocal group, The Pointer Sisters. Dennis Edwards has more than one child.
    Edwards remained in the Temptations until being fired by Otis Williams in 1977 just before the group's departure from Motown to Atlantic Records.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 25
    Ruffin had tipped Edwards off that he was being drafted as his replacement, which eased Edwards' conscience in replacing him. The Temptations officially introduced Edwards on July 9, 1968 on stage in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details However, Ruffin, who was attempting to make his way back into the group, crashed the stage during Edwards' lead vocal on "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" to significant applause. He continued similar stunts for about a month until, according to Edwards, the group decided to lay-off Edwards - with the promise of a solo deal from Motown - and rehire Ruffin. When Ruffin failed to show for his return engagement in Gaithersburg, Maryland the next night, Edwards was permanently kept on and the Temptations refused to entertain rehiring Ruffin any further. Edwards was the first singer to join the Temptations after their "Classic 5" period. With his rougher gospel-hewn vocals, Edwards led the group through its psychedelic, funk, and disco periods, singing on hits such as "Cloud Nine" (1968), "I Can't Get Next to You" (1969), "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)" (1970), "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (1972), and "Shakey Ground" (1975), among others. Two of these songs, "Cloud Nine" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", won Grammy Awards.
    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.
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  • 1967
    Age 24
    Later in 1967, Edwards quit the Contours and was placed back on retainer.
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  • 1966
    Age 23
    Following time served in the US military, in 1966 Edwards auditioned for Detroit's Motown Records, where he was signed but placed on retainer.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he was assigned to join The Contours after their lead singer fell ill. In 1967, the Contours were the opening act for several Temptations concerts, and Temptations members Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams - who were considering replacing their own lead singer, David Ruffin (who was a personal friend of Edwards), took notice of Edwards and made his acquaintance.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 18
    In 1961, Edwards recorded a single for the obscure Detroit label, International Soulville Records, "I Didn't Have to (But I Did)" b/w "Johnnie on the Spot".
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    In 1961 he organized his own soul/jazz group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born on February 3, 1943.
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