Eddie James Kendrick

Eddie James Kendrick (HMHQU)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35203 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 30.936', W 86° 48.636'

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December 17, 1937 - October 5, 1992

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.
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the More Than Words series.
Year Placed1999
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517589 N 3708464
Decimal Degrees33.51560000, -86.81060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.936', W 86° 48.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 56.16" N, 86° 48' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1727 4th Ave N, Birmingham AL 35203, US
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