Last week (on February 1st) Dennis Edwards, the lead singer of the Temptations from 1967 to 1984 passed away, two days short of this 75th birthday. He wasn’t an original singer with the Temptations, but he was the voice on the classic tunes “Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Cloud Nine” and “Ball of Confusion”
In an interesting local angle, Mr. Edwards had lived a low-key life in the North County area of St. Louis since the 1980s. He moved here to be closer to his mother.
Here's a classic clip of the band from a TV performance in 1972, which showcases the group's choreography, harmonies, and flashy wardrobe.