Eddie Kendricks Biography
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')
Birthday: December 17, 1939 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Edward James Kendrick was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive falsetto singing style. He was more popular by his stage name, Eddie Kendricks. A native of Alabama, Kendricks started singing in his church choir in the 1940s. In 1955, he co-founded a doo-wop group named The Cavaliers, which later rebranded itself as The Primes. After the disbandment of The Primes, Kendricks and four others established the group The Elgins in 1960. They had to change the name to The Temptations soon after as there was already a group of the same name. Kendricks was with the group until 1971 before embarking on his solo career. He released 15 studio albums and several singles. During the 1980s, Eddie decided to stop using the letter “s” at the end of his surname. In 1989, Kendrick, along with the rest of The Temptations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.