Barry White biography

Barry White

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1944 – 2003

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Who was Barry White?

Barry White, born Barry Eugene Carter, 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." Along with Isaac Hayes, White is considered by Allmusic.com as a pioneer of disco music in the early 1970s.

During the course of his career in the music business, White achieved 106 gold albums worldwide, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide sales in excess of 100 million, according to critics Ed Hogan and Wade Kergan. His influences included Rev. James Cleveland, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin plus Motown artists The Supremes, The Four Tops and Marvin Gaye.

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Born
Sep 12, 1944
Galveston
Also known as
  • Barry Eugene White
  • White, Barry
  • Barry Eugene Carter
  • The Maestro
  • The Walrus of Love
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Washington
Lived in
  • Galveston
Died
Jul 4, 2003
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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