Ex-Temptation Loses Court Battle

Singer Dennis Edwards, who sang with legendary Motown group the Temptations from 1968-77, 1979-83 and 1986-87, was barred Dec. 21 by U.S. District Judge George King from performing under the name of his former ensemble. The order came as a result of a suit filed by Temptations leader Otis Williams and the estate of the late David English -- who performed with the group under the name Melvin Franklin -- after they discovered Edwards was performing under the monikers the New Temptations, the Knew Temptations and Dennis Edwards, Lead Singer for the Legendary Temptations. Edwards also was ordered to pay $50,000 to Williams and to English's estate.