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It is beyond dispute that Luther Vandross is one of the most influential R&B singers, songwriters and producers of the '80s.
Luther does not manage to enjoy the euphory around the official release of the album as he is cut down by an unexpected stroke that he fails to win the battle with.
In the course of his noteworthy career, Luther Vandross contributes a lot to preserving the authentic face of R&B by both leaving memorable music works and producing albums for talented female singers such as Aretha Franklin.
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  Luther Vandross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luther Vandross' Greatest Hits LP He eventually made his breakthrough as a guest singer with the group Change.
Vandross was inspired by the soul divas of the 1960s: Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and Aretha Franklin, for whom he eventually produced a few albums.
Vandross' best-known rivalry was the one with Freddie Jackson, which was started in the mid-1980s.
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 Luther Burger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Luther Burger, also referred to simply as a doughnut burger, is a very unhealthy hamburger, specifically a bacon cheeseburger, which employs a glazed donut (such as a Krispy Kreme) in place of a bun.
[1] Ironically, Vandross died of complications from a stroke--not a heart attack--at the age of 54.
On January 22, 2006, the Luther Burger was featured on the Adult Swim show The Boondocks as the trademark food of Grandad's soul food restaurant "The Itis".
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 Luther Vandross MP3 Downloads - Luther Vandross Music Downloads - Luther Vandross Music Videos
Luther Vandross was one of the most successful R&B artists of the 1980s and '90s.
Vandross' older sister Patricia Van Dross was an early member of the Crests in the mid-'50s (appearing on their early singles, but leaving before they achieved success with "Sixteen Candles"), and Vandross himself began playing the piano at the age of three and took lessons at five, although he remained a largely self-taught musician.
The album was finished by the spring of 2003, and Vandross was preparing for a round of publicity work when he collapsed in his New York apartment on April 16, 2003, the victim of a serious stroke, apparently brought on by his diabetes and the physical strain of his lifelong struggles with his weight.
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 Luther Vandross, Smooth Crooner of R&B, Is Dead at 54 - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vandross "had a peaceful passing under the watchful eye of friends, family and the medical support team." It added that he "never fully recovered" from a stroke he suffered at his Manhattan apartment on April 16, 2003.
Vandross, whose supple tenor and smooth delivery drew ecstatic swoons from his fans, had kept a low profile since the stroke, though he did appear on videotape at the annual Grammy telecast in 2004, when he was a sentimental favorite to win several awards.
Vandross was still a boy, leaving his mother, a nurse, to support the family.
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 Rock On The Net: Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross was born on April 20, 1951 in New York City and raised with gospel and RandB music within his family.
Luther died at the age of 54 on July 1st.
Roberta Flack, Luther's friend and the catalyst for his solo career, said of the loss of her friend: "He was a musician who couldn't help but give you all he had.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Luther Burger
The "Luther Burger," a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut bun, is a real food named after R&B singer Luther Vandross.
Luther Vandross, that much we know, but whether there's any real connection between the singer and the burger is less definite.
Rumor has it that the donut-cheeseburger concoction is one of Vandross' favorite comestibles, and some versions of the rumor even go so far as to suggest that the singer actually invented the dish (on a day when he ran out of hamburger buns).
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 Luther Vandross' Swan Song - Jul 01, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vandross, whose hits included the romantic renderings "Power of Love/Love Power," "Here and Now" and "Always and Forever" was felled by a stroke on April 16, 2003, at his Manhattan apartment and never fully recoverd.
Vandross' greatest Grammy triumph was his final studio album, the reflective Dance with My Father, released two months after his debilitating stroke.
The album proved to be Vandross' most successful, immediately topping the charts and winning four Grammys in 2004, including Song of the Year for the title cut.
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 LUTHER VANDROSS: 1951-2005 / Studio singer soared to stardom / Top-selling balladeer never fully recovered from stroke ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Smooth soul crooner Luther Vandross, whose career was cut short by a devastating stroke two years ago, died Friday in a New Jersey hospital.
Vandross ended up playing a large role in the album's vocal arrangements and joined Bowie on tour, where he was featured every night until he finally started serving as the tour's opening act.
Vandross, who never married, is survived by beloved nieces and nephews from his two sisters and one brother, who died before him.
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 CNN.com - Luther Vandross dead at 54 - Jul 1, 2005
Vandross died at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey at 1:47 p.m.
Luther Ronzoni Vandross was born into a New York City family steeped in the traditions of gospel and soul.
Vandross struggled with health and image problems, claiming that he lost 100 pounds -- 13 times.
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 Luther Vandross Biography at SoulTracks
Luther was very disappointed as he had hoped this signing with Virgin was going to be a new beginning for him.
Vandross had made his mark in the music industry and was in demand as a producer, arranger, background vocalist and writer.
As writer David Nathan often described him Luther was "fl music’s pre-eminent vocalist." He will go down in the music history books as having influenced both old and new generations alike with his distinctive style of harmonies, warm and heartfelt lyrics together with a pure sound that he delivered with perfection in every note.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Luther Vandross, R&B crooner deluxe, dead at 54
Vandross, who was still in a wheelchair at the time, delivered a videotaped thank you.
Vandross was a four-time Grammy winner in the best male RandB performance category, taking home the trophy in 1990 for the single "Here and Now," in 1991 for his album "Power of Love," in 1996 for the track "Your Secret Love" and a last time for "Dance With My Father."
Yet, while Vandross was a household name in the fl community, he was frustrated by his failure to become a mainstream pop star.
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 MTV News - R&B Singer Luther Vandross Dead At 54
Vandross, who had long struggled with weight problems, diabetes and hypertension, suffered a stroke in April 2003 and was in a coma for nearly two months (see "Luther Vandross Suffers Stroke"), but he was said to be recovering.
Vandross was born to two singers in New York on April 20, 1951, and developed his velvety tenor voice at a young age.
Vandross was never married and never had children, and his two sisters and a brother died before him.
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 Luther Vandross Suffers Stroke - Apr 17, 2003 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vandross' health has been the subject of speculation for years, due to his very public battles with the bulge.
Vandross also copes with diabetes, a condition he was diagnosed with at age 18, and hypertension.
Vandross' career dates back to the early 1970s, when as something of a prodigy (he was 20), he composed a song, "Everybody Rejoice (A Brand New Day)," for the Broadway musical The Wiz.
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 Luther Vandross
His father, an upholsterer, died when Luther was still a boy, leaving his mother, a nurse, to support the family.
Vandross wrote, "Everybody Rejoice," was included in the Broadway musical "The Wiz." But his biggest early break came when he landed a job as a backup singer for the British glam-rock artist David Bowie, who later hired him to work on vocal arrangements for the album "Young Americans."
Vandross soon became a sought-after backup singer and arranger, working for artists from Bette Midler to Barbra Streisand, and he helped pay the bills as an anonymous performer of commercial jingles.
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 And We Danced - Luther Vandross Profile
Equally comfortable with an uptempo Dance tune or an emotional love ballad, Luther Vandross is one of the few male solo survivors in the Dance music community.
Luther first made an impact in the clubs during the peak days of Disco and has most recently enthralled audiences with recordings in the new millennium.
Luther continued to work as a session singer in high demand through the rest of the 1970's.
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 Luther Vandross News
A year after the death of R&B artist Luther Vandross, his mother is using the release of his greatest hits and a new survey to highlight the dangers of diabetes and urge people to get a medical checkup.
By Belinda GoldsmithTORONTO - A year after the death of U.S. R&B artist Luther Vandross, his mother is using the release of his greatest hits and a new survey to highlight the dangers of diabetes and urge...
The Luther Vandross number, `Dance with My Father' comes in a new avatar, with the same soulful voice but `desi' visuals Through this album, I wish to highlight a son or daughter's perspective, their...
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 Luther Vandross
Born in Brooklyn to a family with a strong tradition of gospel and soul singing, Luther Ronzoni Vandross was immersed in a musical environment from the beginning days of his life.
In the 1970s Vandross took a short hiatus from the music industry, but was brought back into action by an invitation from his former bandmate Carlos Alomar.
As the 1980s approached, Vandross' primary means of income had become the composition and performance of advertising jingles for television.
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 AskMen.com - Luther Vandross
New York native Luther Vandross started out writing commercial jingles, but by the mid-1970s, had established himself as a sought-after backup singer for David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, and Donna Summer.
Luther Ronzoni Vandross was born on April 20th, 1951, in New York City.
CORRECTION: You said "Bowie was so impressed with the young Vandross -- who later co-wrote Bowie's No. 1 hit "Fame" -- that he invited him on as his opening act." Weeeeelll NO - Luther came to work with Bowie through his friend Carlos Alomar.
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 MSN - News - Luther Vandross Dies at 54   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grammy award winner Luther Vandross, whose deep, lush voice on such hits as "Here and Now" and "Any Love" sold more than 25 million albums while providing the romantic backdrop for millions of couples worldwide, died Friday.
Vandross was a four-time Grammy winner in the best male R&B performance category, taking home the trophy in 1990 for the single "Here and Now," in 1991 for his album "Power of Love," in 1996 for the track "Your Secret Love" and a last time for "Dance With My Father."
The album, with its single of the same name, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts while Vandross remained hospitalized from his stroke. It was the first time a Vandross album had topped the charts in its first week of release.
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 Official Ticketmaster site. Luther Vandross tickets, dates
Vandross had an elastic tenor that made him a natural for backup singing and commercial work in the early '70s, when he became a top session vocalist.
Vandross went on to produce albums for Aretha Franklin and other female singers, while maintaining his own career through the '80s.
Vandross' excitement about the project was obvious in early 2003 interviews, but on April 16 the singer suffered a life-threatening stroke, leaving him in a coma for the next two months.
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 Amazon.com: Luther Vandross: Music: Luther Vandross   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a long time fan of Luther Vandross, i was really anticipating the release of his next CD, I have to say it was worth the wait..
Vandross returns back his early roots even though he never went anywhere his last couple CDs didnt have the same magic even though they were solid efforts they were still lacking that Vandross magic..
Luther's music truly did embody the "Power of Love" and his passing has left a void that can never be filled.
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 CBC Arts: Luther Vandross dies
Grammy-winning singer Luther Vandross, known for his distinctively deep and soulful voice, has passed away.
Vandross died Friday at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., according to hospital spokesman Rob Cavanaugh.
Vandross, who was by then in a wheelchair, gave a thank-you by means of a videotaped message.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/07/01/Arts/vandross050701.html   (1041 words)

 SonyMusicStore: Luther Vandross The Essential Luther Vandross   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sign up now for Luther Vandross's newsletter to get the inside scoop on Luther Vandross including opportunities to get autographed merchandise, enter contests, and receive special discounts at the SonyMusicStore.
The Ultimate Luther Vandross is a career-spanning collection of 18 songs from Luther's J Records and Epic records releases.
Luther Vandross, the self-titled album from the legendary R&B singer, marks his debut with J Records with 14 smooth flowing tracks that can be performed by no other.
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