Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Eddie James Kendrick
December 17, 1937 - October 5, 1992
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
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. Marker is part of the Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Also see . . . Eddie James Kendirck from Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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