Barry White(1944-2003), Singer-songwriter and composer
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American singer-songwriter and three time Grammy Award-winner. Barry White was born Barry Eugene Carter in Galveston, Texas. Inspired by his mother's classical music collection, he began playing piano and singing at an early age. At the age of 14 his voice dramatically broke, producing the distinctive bass-baritone that was to become his signature vocal style. White created The Love Unlimited Orchestra, a 40-piece orchestral group and in 1973 with the band released the single "Love's Theme" which he wrote and composed. The track reached the top of the Billboard Pop charts, kick starting a successful musical career that was to span 3 decades.