Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sanity Sunday- The Temptations by Request

by Nomad

This week, a lead singer of The Temptations, Dennis Edwards, passed on at his home in Chicago. They did not disclose the cause of death but he had apparently been ill for some time.

Having joined The Temptations in 1968, Edwards was the voice behind such Grammy-winning hits as Papa Was a Rollin' Stone and Cloud Nine.

Edwards was not one of the original band members. (He replaced David Ruffin after contractual disputes with Motown label.) Edwards sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989.

In 1989, Edwards was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Temptations. Edwards was also inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame with The Temptations in 2013.

In memory of his passing, (and by special request), Nomadic Politics dedicates this Sanity Sunday with a full hour of the group's greatest hits.

But any dedication to The Temptations wouldn't really be complete without an example of their stage performance. Check these two videos out.

Here's Edwards singing Cloud Nine. 

Have a great Sunday, my friends.