Barry White

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1944, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 4 July 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. Raised in Watts, Los Angeles, White immersed himself in the local music fraternity while still very young, playing piano on Jesse Belvin’s R&B hit, ‘Goodnight My Love’, at the age of 11. Barry made several records during the early 60s, under his own name, as ‘Barry Lee’, and as a member of the Upfronts, the Atlantics and the Majestics. However, he found a greater success as a backroom figure, guiding the careers of, amongst others, Felice Taylor and Viola Wills.

In 1969 White put together Love Unlimited, a female vocal trio made up of Diane Taylor, Glodean James (his future wife) and her sister Linda. He also founded the Love Unlimited Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble to accompany himself and the singing trio, for which he conducted, composed and arranged. Love Unlimited’s success in 1972 with ‘Walkin’ In The Rain...

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