Dennis Edwards R.I.P.

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Sean Hampsey profile photo

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Sadly true mate.

Rest in Peace Dennis Edwards.

A truly awesome Soul artist.

Sean

Kevin Jones profile photo

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What sad, sad news. For me one of the really great singers who had so many memorable hits not just with The Temptations, but solo and also with The Contours. 

"It Was The Third Of September" , an all time great. Also his lead on The Contours version of It's Growing, just superb. Plus so many others.

RIP Mr. Edwards you were simply wonderful.

Kev Jones

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David Meikle profile photo

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Northern Soul was never any better than on this double sider.

RIP Dennis

 

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John Hart profile photo

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Total respect too a truly great Artiste ,a Megastar ,forget the rest ,Dennis Edwards was the Real Deal ! From ;Johnny to Loser,to Psychedelic Rolling Stone ,and Beyond! My All Time Fave track ;Baby Hit and Run !   What,s Your Dennis Legacy Track?

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Twoshoes profile photo

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R.I.P Mr Edwards. Thank you for the memories.

The Yank profile photo

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Very sad to hear this. Taking over from David Ruffin was not an easy task but, Dennis did it and kept the group alive and well for years.

Another great voice gone !!

Dave Pinch profile photo

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r.i.p dennis..thanks for the music

Tobytyke profile photo

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Always loved "Easier said than done". and Contours " So Hard Being A Loser" First Class!

Guest Spain pete profile photo

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Great voice , take a look around , killer for me .  RIP 👏🎶🎶

Frankie Crocker profile photo

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Awesome performer. Unforgettable music. Sad loss. His spirit lives on in the music...

Tomangoes profile photo

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A remarkable career, and a legacy to match.

RIP Dennis.

If we had a Hall of Fame...he would be in it!

Ed

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Winsford Soul profile photo

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Rest in peace Mr Denis Edwards.  Thank you for the memories. 

Steve 

Tlscapital profile photo

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RIP +

Alison H profile photo

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Orrr, Rest In Peace Mr Edwards.

Ali xxx

 

Wilxy profile photo

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 Very Sad  News, Truly Great artist, R.I.P Sir.......

WakefieldArchive profile photo

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R.I.P Dennis, and thanks for your music! My father's band played with the Contours a couple of times in D.C. back in the day, and Dennis signed this. 

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marty57 profile photo

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Thank you Dennis you enriched my life , very talented artist , your work will live on for ever , very sad right now , rest in peace .

Roburt profile photo

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What a pity it was that he was only on a basic salary as a member of the Temptations and so wasn't really able to benefit from being the lead vocalist on all those hits by the group. That's the reason he kept quitting, to go solo (or to leave the music biz). He even had a spell laying tarmac with family members (cousins) up in Cleveland. It was after that period, that he hooked up with members of Truth to return to performing. Of course, when he'd got 'the bug' back, he returned to the Tempts for one last spell. He took a song he'd co-written in Cleveland back with him & the Tempts went ahead & cut it (I'm Coming Home). R I P.

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Wheelsville1 profile photo

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13 hours ago, John Hart said:

Total respect too a truly great Artiste ,a Megastar ,forget the rest ,Dennis Edwards was the Real Deal ! From ;Johnny to Loser,to Psychedelic Rolling Stone ,and Beyond! My All Time Fave track ;Baby Hit and Run !   What,s Your Dennis Legacy Track?

Fave 2 tracks, I didn’t have to,Gotta find a way to get you back. I remember seeing him live along with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks at Doncaster dome,simply amazing. RIP Dennis Edwards. 

Mark Soul profile photo

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thanks for the memories mr dennis edwards cheers mark

Steveh73 profile photo

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Really liked this since its release back in 1984!!

 

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Smudger profile photo

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RIP   and thanks !

 

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Hooker1951 profile photo

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Had the pleasure to see Dennis performing a good few times in his fantastic career the last time when he was fronting the Temptations4 years ago and he was as good as he always was a terrific artist with a terrific front man voice with a powerful stage presence similar to Edwin Starr I hope they are doing a duet together in Soul Heaven I for one would love to hear it

Rest in Peace Dennis you thoroughly deserve it

ML

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Mark S profile photo

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One of the very best RIP 

Joesoap profile photo

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4 hours ago, Roburt said:

What a pity it was that he was only on a basic salary as a member of the Temptations and so wasn't really able to benefit from being the lead vocalist on all those hits by the group. That's the reason he kept quitting, to go solo (or to leave the music biz). He even had a spell laying tarmac with family members (cousins) up in Cleveland. It was after that period, that he hooked up with members of Truth to return to performing. Of course, when he'd got 'the bug' back, he returned to the Tempts for one last spell. He took a song he'd co-written in Cleveland back with him & the Tempts went ahead & cut it (I'm Coming Home). R I P.

That's interesting.  I've been looking at various accounts of his career this morning. Another version I've seen is he kept being fired. Be great to read a definitive account of the fascinating story of The Temptations - so many interesting and enigmatic characters and events involved. Don't suppose we'll ever see one now that all the main participants are sadly no longer with us.

Joesoap profile photo

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35 minutes ago, smudger said:

RIP   and thanks !

 

Thanks for posting. Had forgotten about this one!

MikeHarris profile photo

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In my time loving the Temps we have had to say good bye to two fabulous male vocalists. David Ruffin & Dennis Edwards.  RIP both

One of the sad things about getting old is that you lose your heroes!

 

KTF



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