The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards
THE TEMPTATIONS REVIEW featuring DENNIS EDWARDS” know how to generate wonderful “Memories” as they entertain audiences around the globe. For more than 33 years Dennis Edwards, one of the last surviving members of The Legendary group “The Temptations”, has been considered a giant in the music industry.
BORN February 3 to Reverend and Mrs. Dennis Edwards, Sr., he began singing as a toddler, just 2 years old, in his fathers’ church. By 196l, he had organized his own group “Dennis Edwards and The Fireballs”. Five years later, he joined the recording group, “The Contours”. The Temptations career began in 1968, when Dennis Edwards was selected as a replacement for lead singer David Ruffin. “Everyone wondered what would happen, because David was HUGE”, said Dennis, in one radio interview.
The public was not to be disappointed. With the presence of Dennis Edwards, The Temptations enjoyed some of their most remarkable achievements. Beginning with a long string of #1 Hit recordings, such as: Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Memories, Psychedelic Shack, Ball of confusion, Cloud Nine, Can’t Get Next to You, and many, many, more. Then, the first Grammy award was won by The Temptations, with Dennis Edwards as lead singer. Concurrently, this award was also the first for MOTOWN Records. That award launched a succession of awards that culminated in 14 (Fourteen) Gold Albums, 7 (Seven) Grammy nominations and 5 (Five) Grammy awards.
Utilizing his unique style, and smooth delivery, Dennis Edwards is known as one of the most influential singers in the history of Pop music. His 1989 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and his 1999 induction into the Alabama Hall of Fame confirm this fact. The sales of over 100,000,000 recordings move audiences across the generations, from pre-teen, to mature citizen.
Television credits include: The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Ed Sullivan Show, Soul Train, The Joan Rivers Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Black Entertainment Television, Motown’s 25th Anniversary, The Jenny Jones Show, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and many television specials, as well as local network affiliate appearances.
Dennis Edwards began with The Temptations as a very young man with a grand future. Today he is a versatile, and skilled, professional artist.
DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER; performing to sold-out audiences around the globe, “The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards” stir the memories of loyal fans as they create new ones, both young and old. THE LEGEND CONTINUES WITH….
Paul Williams Jr. is who the fans affectionately call Paul Jr. He is the son of the late great legendary Paul Williams Sr. of The Temptations. Paul began singing and dancing at the age of ten being inspired by his three older sisters to enter a talent showcase with them at a local Boys and Girls Club. By growing up in a household always filled with dance and music Williams took the challenge as they went on to take first place immolating the Jackson 5. Throughout his teen
and mid adult life Williams has been in a series of local Detroit groups some known as 4 Deep, Special Touch, Phase 5, Poem, Sky High and many others with dream of making it big in the music industry.
Williams retired his jersey from playing semi pro football to join the legendary Motown artist, Dennis Edwards. The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards officially introduced Paul Williams Jr. March 1, 2009 on the stage in Tampa FL.
This espresso tenor, personally chosen by Eddie Kendriks for the group, like his ’91 release, was “Born to Sing”. With a Minister mother, it is understandable that the multi-talented Mr. Sea began his career in gospel, as well as, rhythm and blues.
Thrilling millions all over the world, Mr. Sea is distinguished in Japan and Europe for his soul stirring albums: “Oceans Apart” (England ’90), “Searching for Love” (Japan ’95), and “Groove Mission” (Japan ’96).
Mr. Sea is also known in the United States for his accomplished 3-Star acting talents. He has captivated audiences across the nation with his appealing presentations in “God’s Trying to Tell You Somethin’” (94-95); the unforgettable portrayal of ‘Oscar’ in “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be” (96), and his stellar performance in “Somebody Ought to Tell God Thank-You” (97).
In his extraordinary rendition of “I Wish It Would Rain”, this very talented man brings the audience into his delivery and sends the crowds wild. Doubly blessed with talent, you will be delighted, soothed and excited when you hear his melodic and soulful voice.
With roots deep in music, Mr. Patillo began singing at the age of 4 in the church where his mother was choir director. His father studied piano at Wayne State University, as well. He continued singing in the glee club in his school, finally forming his own group at the ripe “old” age of 11. In those days he was a tenor. When he turned 13 that voice went down to a deep bass. Mr. Patillo established the group “The Five Special” in 1973, ultimately signing with Electra/Asylum Records, scoring a hit with “Why Leave Us Alone” in 1979. Mr. Patillo’s rich deep baritone is a voice you will not quickly forget.
Singing with his family’s Gospel group at the very young age of 5, Mr. Arnold began his professional singing career. In 1969, he organized the singing group, “Symbol of Love”. Joining “The Temptations Review” in 1992, Mr. Arnold’s vocal contributions greatly enhance the legendary sound we all know and love.