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Eddie James Kendrick

December 17, 1937 - October 5, 1992

 
 
Eddie James Kendrick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
1. Eddie James Kendrick Marker
Inscription. Eddie James Kendrick, nicknamed "cornbread", was born the eldest of five children to Johnny and Lee Bell Kendrick in Union Springs, Alabama.

After attending Western-Olin High School in Ensley, Alabama, Eddie was persuaded by his childhood friend Paul Williams to move to Detroit, Michigan. It was there they formed a singing group called "The Primes". While in Detroit, the duo met Otis Williams of the music group "The Distants". The two groups merged forming the legendary "Temptations".

For over a decade, Eddie and the Temptations became known around the world, receiving acclaim in the music industry. After performing his last tour as a solo artist, Eddie became ill and returned home to Birmingham. Eddie James Kendrick died October 5, 1992.

His memory will forever be cherished by his children; Aika, Paris and Paul, sister; Patricia Kendrick Simpson, brothers; Charles, Clarence and Robert; his mother, father and the world.
 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 33° 30.936′ N, 86° 48.636′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue North and 18th Street North, on the left when traveling west on 4th Avenue North. Click for map. Marker
Eddie Kendrick and the Temptations by artist Ronald Scott McDowell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
2. Eddie Kendrick and the Temptations by artist Ronald Scott McDowell
is part of the Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brock Drugs Building (here, next to this marker); Green Acres Café (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Avenue District (about 300 feet away); Fourth Avenue Historic District. (about 300 feet away); Emory Overton Jackson (about 400 feet away); The Alabama Theatre (about 500 feet away); Fraternal Hotel Building (about 600 feet away); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Eddie James Kendirck from Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Eddie Kendrick Sculpture by Ronald Scott McDowell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
3. Eddie Kendrick Sculpture by Ronald Scott McDowell
Eddie Kendrick and the Temptations by artist Ronald Scott McDowell image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
4. Eddie Kendrick and the Temptations by artist Ronald Scott McDowell
Eddie James Kendricks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
5. Eddie James Kendricks Memorial Park
 
 
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