Happy 74th birthday to the late, great Barry White, born September 12, 1944.
His 1994 comeback album was called The Icon Is Love, because to a generation of Soul Music fans, Barry White was an icon who represented the sensual side of love. His deep, sensual voice was mimicked but never matched by any other bass singer. One of the most recognizable figures in popular music for three decades, White was both a talented songwriter and producer, but was ultimately known around the world simply as “the Voice.”
Health problems began to take their toll on White soon after the turn of the century. Instead of being able to enjoy the rewards of his career, he died in July of 2003 from complications of diabetes.