Barry White, born Barry Eugene Carter (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), was an American composer and singer-songwriter. A two-time Grammy Award-winner known for his distinctive bass voice and romantic image, White's greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with the Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe." Worldwide, White had many gold and platinum albums and singles, with combined sales of over 100 million, according to critics Ed Hogan and Wade Kergan. His influences include southern soul artists like Isaac Hayes, Clarence Carter, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin plus Motown artists The Supremes, The Four Tops and Marvin Gaye. Along with Isaac Hayes, White is considered by Allmusic.com as the first singer who played disco music before the actual period of the late 1970s.
White, who had been clinically obese for much of his adult life, suffered kidney failure in the fall of 2002 as a result of chronic high blood pressure. He suffered a stroke in May 2003, after which he was forced to retire from public life. On July 4, 2003, he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering from total renal failure. His remains were cremated, and the ashes were scattered by his family off the California coast. His last words were,"Leave me alone, I'm fine".
On September 20, 2004, he was posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York. So here we give you one of his best tracks Can't Get Enough of Your Love Baby.
Barry White, 1991
|Birth name||Barry Eugene Carter|
|Born||September 12, 1944|
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
|Died||July 4, 2003 (aged 58)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Labels||20th Century Records|
Unlimited Gold Records
|Associated acts||Love Unlimited|
The Love Unlimited Orchestra
Gerald LeVert, Marvin Gaye,Michael Jackson