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Barry White: The Voice of Soul

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Barry White, who is an American singer and producer of disco and soul hits, was born in 1944 in Texas. However, he actually grew up in Los Angeles. While he was a teenager he joined a gang, the fact that resulted in an arrest when being 17 years old. Once he left jail, he began his musical career singing in bands, although he had been singing since he was 4 years old. By the time he was eighteen, he decided that it was time to start their solo career, so he moved to Hollywood.

There, according to his plans, he would triumph through his music and would win a place in the music scenery as a recognized songwriter, producer and composer. By that time, he met three girls in Hollywood and formed a female group called “Love Unlimited.” In 1972, he produced their debut album From a Girl's Point of View We Give to You which even won gold for sales and contained the hit “Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love.”

Just a year after, Barry released his debut album I've Got So Much to Give. His voice has been recognized as one of the most distinctive in the entire history of soul music. From 1973 until 1999, he released 23 albums among them: Can't Get Enough (1974), I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing (1979), Dedica Ted (1983), The Icon is Love (1994) and Staying Power (1999). With Unlimited Love, he produced 15 albums from 1972 until 1983.

In 2003, he was forced to leave public life after he suffered from a stroke. He had suffered from high blood pressure chronically which resulted in a renal failure in 2002. Finally, when he was just 58 years old, he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center due to a renal failure.

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