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Eddie Kendricks
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    (December 17, 1939-October 5, 1992)
    Member of The Temptations (1960-71)
    Lead vocalist (tenor) on the songs 'The Way You Do the Things You Do,' 'Get Ready' and 'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)'
    Solo artist recorded 'Keep On Truckin' (Part 1),' 'Boogie Down,' 'Son of Sagittarius,' 'Shoeshine Boy' and 'He's a Friend'
    Died of lung cancer at age 52
    His band nickname was 'Cornbread' ('Corn' for short).
    He quit the band because he didn't like the 'psychedelic' direction the songwriting was undertaking.
    He signed away all his royalty considerations to get out of his Motown contract.
    He dropped the 's' from his last name in the '80s and toured with two other former Temptations as 'Ruffin/Kendrick/Edwards, Former Leads of The Temptations.'
    He attended David Ruffin's funeral in 1991 and was arrested right after the service for back child support.
    He was a chain smoker, which weakened his voice and eventually led to lung cancer.
    Though The Temptations have been through many personnel changes, he was an original member.
    'Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)' sold over 1 million copies and reached #1 on the Billboard singles charts (November 1973).
    In 1991, he had one of his lungs removed to try and stop his cancer from spreading.
    It didn't work, but he toured and sang in the summer of 1992 just a few months prior to his death.

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