Venue Details

580 Star Starred
Yoshi's San Francisco
Between Eddy and Ellis 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115
415-655-5600
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Member Tips

John Navas
Free street parking usually available on Webster and other nearby streets.
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John Navas
Wide variety of good restaurants in the area.
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John Navas
Arrive about 30 minutes in advance to get good seats.
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Goldstar Member
Casual nice
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Goldstar Member
Parking garage nearby - $12.00. No street parking available
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Goldstar Member
Many good restaurants in area.
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Reviews & Ratings

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10 reviews
19 stars
attended May 26 2012

great show, had 2rd row seats right in the middle!!! food was good, the sweet pototas & garlic fries was delicious!

everything was perfect, our waitress was wonderful, did the extra step and got our served seats for the Tempations show!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 26 2012

The show and seats were great!!

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1 review
4 stars
attended May 26 2012

Every seat was a good seat at Yoshi's. They put on a great show. The food was great. We loved it.

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More Information

Website

http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/2784

Quotes & Highlights

Read a preview of the show at the SF Examiner.

Description

Former lead singer of the Temptations Dennis Edwards is a talented musician and is one of the most gifted singers of our time. He began singing at the age of seven. By 1961 he had formed his own group, Dennis Edwards & The Fireballs. In 1966, he joined the Contours.

“Once a Temptation, always a Temptation” might be the motto for this explosive vocalist, who has joined, left, and rejoined the group three times. Utilizing his unique style and smooth delivery, he became known as one of the most influential vocal singers in the history of pop music.

Dennis Edwards was enlisted to replace David Ruffin as lead singer of The Temptations in 1968. He spent the next nine years in that role, his gritty leads fueling such songs as “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Psychedelic Shack,” as well as the groundbreaking singles “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Masterpiece.”

He left for the first time in 1977, returned in 1979, and left again in 1983. A year later he made one of the great duets of the decade, “Don’t Look Any Further,” with Siedah Garrett. Dennis fought in and out of court attempting to use varying forms of the name “Temptations.” He now has the right to perform under the name of The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards.

Just a few of the many special appearances by Dennis Edwards include guest appearances on Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan, Soul Train, The Joan Rivers Show, the Merv Griffin Show, Midnight Special, Solid Gold, BET, Motown’s 25th Anniversary, Oprah Winfrey and Arsenio Hall.

Dennis Edwards has fourteen gold albums, five Grammy Awards, and seven Grammy nominations. He was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

Dennis Edwards’ music has traveled with many generations, selling well over 100 million recordings. Some of those hits include “Cloud Nine,” “A Song For You,” “Masterpiece,” “Why Did She Leave Me?,” “Ball of Confusion,” “Can’t Get Next To You,” “Aphrodisiac” and “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.”