Dennis Edwards, the legendary lead singer of Motown group The Temptations, has died at age 74.
Edwards, a native of Detroit, died in Chicago, according to his family. He would have turned 75 on Saturday. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968 and sang on a string of the group’s hits including “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”
Over the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.