Eddie Kendrick, lead singer for the fabulous Temptations was a Birmingham boy. He never forgot his roots and we have not forgotten him! The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park is located on 4th Avenue North within blocks of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Civil Rights Institute. It's a lovely small,shady, well kept park. Eddie is center stage. Artist Ron McDowell captured his lively stage presence and spirit perfectly. The other four members of the group show off their legendary choreography in the background. I am a long time fan and always have wished I had been able to see them perform in person. Standing in front of that granite stage, I felt like I finally got my chance. What a lovely tribute to Eddie and his legendary career. Hometown boy makes good. He certainly did and aren't we proud!
Note: Kendrick is the family's name. Early in his career an "s" was added. The park uses the family spelling.
TOMORROW: Portraits From My Heart II