Eddie Kendricks

1939 - 1992

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Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), better known as Eddie Kendricks, was an American tenor singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group the Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eddie Kendricks has received more than 3,055,973 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Eddie Kendricks is the 2,245th most popular singer (up from 2,251st in 2019), the 12,081st most popular biography from United States (up from 12,176th in 2019) and the 607th most popular American Singer.

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  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Eddie Kendricks ranks 2,245 out of 4,381Before him are Lay Zhang, Clyde McPhatter, Ellen McLain, Ini Kamoze, Yanka Dyagileva, and Olga Tañón. After him are Fred Neil, Denez Prigent, Bobby Rydell, Taylor Dayne, Minnie, and Andreas Johnson.

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Among people born in 1939, Eddie Kendricks ranks 594Before him are John M. Fabian, Marit Paulsen, Yury Sharov, Ayi Kwei Armah, Neil Sloane, and Hugo Villanueva. After him are Martha Hudson, Stephen L. Adler, Barbara Bosson, Paul Nihill, Guillermo Ortiz, and Lino Brocka. Among people deceased in 1992, Eddie Kendricks ranks 273Before him are Frank Armi, Mallikarjun Mansur, István Szívós, Kanan Devi, Dorothy Tree, and Alif Hajiyev. After him are Maurice Perrin, S. I. Hayakawa, María Elena Moyano, Mary Wells, Cleavon Little, and Sam Kinison.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eddie Kendricks ranks 12,081 out of 20,380Before him are Pamela Adlon (1966), David J. Griffiths (1942), Susan Saint James (1946), Erle C. Kenton (1896), Brené Brown (1965), and Alison Krauss (1971). After him are Fred Neil (1936), Paul Feig (1962), Juanita M. Kreps (1921), Billy Powell (1952), Bobby Rydell (1942), and Greg Evigan (1953).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Eddie Kendricks ranks 607Before him are Josh Groban (1981), CeeLo Green (1974), GZA (1966), Tiffany Young (1989), Clyde McPhatter (1932), and Ellen McLain (1952). After him are Fred Neil (1936), Bobby Rydell (1942), Taylor Dayne (1962), Black Francis (1965), Alan Merrill (1951), and Mildred Bailey (1907).