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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: WHITE: Barry-4/7/2003>USA/NY--obits, ancestry.co.uk
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:10:56 +0100
July 04, 2003
Barry White's velvet voice could inspire romance in any couple.
The crooner known for his lush baritone and sexy lyrics made several records
during the early 1960s as "Barry Lee," but he first topped the R&B charts
with "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby," which also hit number
three on the pop chart. He helped launch the disco phenomenon with "Love's
Theme," a song he performed with his 40-piece ensemble, The Love Unlimited
Although his popularity peaked 25 years ago, White returned to the spotlight
in the 1990s when "You're the First, the Last, My Everything," became the
theme song for a character on the Fox TV show, "Ally McBeal." In 2000, he
won two Grammys for best male and traditional R&B vocal performance for the
song, "Staying Power."
White died July 4 of kidney failure in NYC. He was 58.
Posted on July 4, 2003 03:06 PM
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