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Hall of Fame Series - Dennis Edwards (July 2010) - With Norman Whitfield

Hall of Fame Series with Dennis Edwards of the Temptations

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Foster Theater

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hall of Fame Inductee Dennis Edwards talks about Norman Whitfield, the famed Motown songwriter and producer, who was responsible for many of the Temptations' hits during late 1960s and early 1970s, including "Cloud Nine," "Ball of Confusion," "Psychedlic Shack," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and many others.  

"Cloud Nine" won Motown its first Grammy Award in 1969 (Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental).  "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (1972) was a number one hit and earned three Grammy Awards in 1973.

Interviewed by Jason Hanley, Director of Education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame