Luther Vandross: Birthday

American singer-songwriter and record producer
Born: April 20, 1951
Died: July 1, 2005

Luther Vandross was a legendary American singer, songwriter, and record producer known for his soulful voice and romantic ballads. Born on April 20, 1951, in New York City, Vandross began his musical career in the 1970s as a backup singer for artists like David Bowie and Bette Midler.

In 1981, he released his debut album, “Never Too Much,” which became a commercial success and established him as a solo artist. Vandross went on to release numerous hit albums and singles throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including “So Amazing,” “Here and Now,” and “Dance with My Father.”

Throughout his career, Vandross won eight Grammy Awards and sold over 35 million records worldwide. He was known for his smooth, velvety voice, impeccable vocal control, and heartfelt lyrics that resonated with audiences around the world.

Tragically, Vandross passed away on July 1, 2005, at the age of 54, leaving behind a lasting legacy as one of the greatest R&B artists of all time. His music continues to inspire and touch the hearts of fans old and new alike.

Luther Vandross’s 5 most popular quotes

  • My father would lift me high. And dance with my mother and me and then. Spin me around til I fell asleep. Then up the stairs he would carry me and I knew for sure I was loved.
  • One look in your eyes and there I see just what you mean to me. Here in my heart I believe your love is all I’ll ever need.
  • I’d like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period.
  • Whenever I say goodbye its never for long because I believe in the power of love.
  • When I was larger, people said I was fat. Now that I’ve lost weight, they say I died.
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