Eddie Kendricks

American singer and songwriter Eddie Kendricks

Eddie Kendricks was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "Get Ready", and "Just My Imagination".
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New Temptations DVD highlights classic clips from 'Ed Sullivan Show' (video) - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Because of the DVD's time frame, it highlights the Tempts' "classic five" lineup, which featured three Alabama singers — Eddie Kendricks of Union Springs and Paul Williams and Melvin Franklin, both of Birmingham — as well as subsequent lineups,
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Supremes' and Temptations' 50th Anniversaries--Motown/UMe to Release CD's ... - Jazzcorner
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... and B- side from their beginning, through their respective triumphs, including "My Girl," "I Can't Get Next To You" and "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," closing with the departures of original members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams
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Sherry Williams & BJW giving FREE clinic / concert tonight, Aug. 17 - Examiner.com
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She followed those early opportunities by touring and/or performing with actress /singer Debbie Reynolds, Andy Gibb, Johnnie Ray, Eddie Kendricks, and Herbie Mann. She has also toured internationally on her own, performing in such exotic locales as
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Gary Clark Jr.'s Rousing NYC Concert Performance Puts Him On The Brink Of Stardom - VH1 (blog)
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At age 27, Gary has already been compared to some of classic rock's greats, invoking the guitar chops of Clapton and Hendrix and, with a broad vocal range, he'll purr an Eddie Kendricks falsetto one minute and growl a BB King guttural tone the next
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The Supremes and the Temptations Celebrate 50th Anniversaries - PR Newswire (press release)
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The Supremes originally took shape as The Primettes, when the Primes, which included future Tempts Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, wanted a sister group to perform as a package. In January 1961, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Barbara
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The Physics: Updated And Smoothed Out On Love is a Business - Seattle Weekly (blog)
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The second track, "These Moments," is melody-driven, abandoning drums entirely in favor of rhythmic bass notes, and "The Red Eye" flips Eddie Kendricks' sultry "Can I," turning it into an airy head-nodder with down-time rhymes from Natural and
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Renowned singer to share jazz pointers - Bakersfield Californian
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Her work with that group led to singing for Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Ray, Andy Gibb and the Eddie Kendricks Tour. Williams also made several television appearances on such variety shows as "The Tonight Show," "The Della Reese Show," "The Glen Campbell
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Enduring power of Temptations - Windsor Star
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Williams hailed from Texarkana, Texas, while Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin and Paul Williams all came from Alabama. David Ruffin, who joined in 1963, was born in Mississippi. "I often tell people it was a gift from God that so many talented people,
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Williams: The Temptations' accomplishments are 'endless' - The Saginaw News - MLive.com
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An essential piece of the Motown puzzle, Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams started The Temptations in Detroit in 1961 and it has been a "very interesting ride" since then for Otis Williams
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Funk der Extraklasse im Café Ko - Derwesten.de
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Der Special Guest Melvin Davis, 69 Jahre alt, der einige tolle Gesangseinlagen beisteuerte, erinnerte optisch und akustisch an Eddie Kendricks von den Temptations. Emmanuel berichte im WR-Gespräch, dass es ihm großen Spaß mache,
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On Daryl Hall's Hit Webcast and His Refusal to Become a Museum Piece - Crawdaddy! The Magazine of Rock
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You'll remember back in the '80s, I brought Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin [of the Temptations] up onstage at the Apollo Theater at the end of a Hall and Oates set, and we traded back and forth doing Hall and Oates songs and Temptations songs
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Black Music Month: Dennis Edwards Still Shares His Great Voice That Fueled ... - NY1
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The four guys still could be here -- Eddie [Kendricks], David [Ruffin], Paul [Williams] and Melvin [Franklin]. They all have different stories of why they are not here,” says Edwards. Recently at the Lehman College's Theater, Edwards performed all of
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Today in Music History - June 10 - mysask.com (press release)
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Following the service, police arrested another former "Temptation," Eddie Kendricks, for not paying nearly $30000 in alimony. In 1992, a Texas law enforcement agency called for a national boycott of "Cop Killer" by Ice-T. Sales of the song skyrocketed
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Today in Music History - June 1 - mysask.com (press release)
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Ruffin and another ex-Temptation, Eddie Kendricks, returned to the limelight in the 1980's by performing and recording with Daryl Hall and John Oates. In 2002, four days of concerts and parades began in Britain to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen
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Sexion D'Assaut sample Ini Kamoze - Charts in France
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Après avoir évoqué le sample de Eddie Kendricks issu du groupe The Temptations, utilisé par le rappeur français Tibshow sur son single "Chronique d'un autodidacte", Thibault Chevigny poursuit, via son site Back To Original, sa nouvelle rubrique sur
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Daryl Hall takes his show from the Internet to the Borgata in Atlantic City ... - Philadelphia Inquirer
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... (and now concert) show actually goes back to the mid-1980s, to those generous with song-swapping, video- and audio-captured "Live at the Apollo" shows that Hall & Oates did with their idols Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin of the Temptations
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Motown Legend Laying Low in St. Louis - KPLR 11
Google News - almost 7 years
Before he joined, the group was the classic 5: David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Paul Williams. They had a string of hits in the 60s. But success and drugs were going to David Ruffin's head, and he was on his way out
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Tibshow sample Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) - Charts in France
Google News - almost 7 years
Grâce à son site Back To Original, le jeune homme nous fait découvrir cette semaine le rappeur français Tibshow samplant Eddie Kendricks des Tempations : écoutez ! Pour inaugurer cette nouvelle rubrique, présentation d'un jeune MC qui monte
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Cut Copy to come to Wellington - The Dominion Post
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"It's the second solo album by [Temptations member] Eddie Kendricks. I'm quite pleased." The usual schedule for a band touring the United States can be boiled down to an endless, three-part repetition: travel, promotion and play
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Kendricks
    FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 52
    He continued to tour through the summer of 1992, when he fell ill again and was hospitalized.
  • 1991
    Age 51
    In late 1991, Kendricks, by now living in his native Birmingham, Alabama, underwent surgery to have one of his lungs removed in hopes of preventing the spread of the cancer.
  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 42
    He and David Ruffin briefly re-joined the Temptations for a 1982 reunion tour.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 38
    Exasperated by a lack of creative and financial control, Kendricks left Motown in 1978, with the requirement of signing away the rights to his royalties.
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  • 1973
    Age 33
    As the dance craze seeped through into other cities, Kendricks scored a #1 pop hit in 1973 with the Frank Wilson-produced "Keep on Truckin'".
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  • 1972
    Age 32
    Despite enjoying only a modicum of commercial success and radio airplay, Kendricks's 1972 album People...
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  • 1971
    Age 31
    By the time the record reached #1 on the US pop charts in April 1971, Kendricks had signed a solo deal with Motown's Tamla imprint and was preparing the release of his first solo album, All By Myself.
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    While working on his first solo album, Kendricks recorded one last hit single with the Temptations, 1971's "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)".
  • 1970
    Age 30
    Following one final altercation with Williams and Franklin during a run at the Copacabana nightclub in November 1970, Kendricks walked off after the first night and didn't return, and it was mutually decided he would leave the group.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 15
    In 1955, Kendricks, Williams, and friends Kell Osborne and Jerome Averette formed a doo-wop group called The Cavaliers, and began performing around Birmingham.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Kendricks was born in Union Springs, Alabama on December 17, 1939, the son of Johnny and Lee Bell Kendrick.
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