November 18, 2014
Luther Vandross Friend Fonzi Thornton Remembers R&B Legend – HuffPostUK
Luther Vandross’s lifelong friend and musical partner remembers bursting into tears at their final recording session together, moved by the personal sentiment of the tune “Dance With My Father” and by seeing his pal Luther’s ill health.
Backing singer Fonzi Thornton tells HuffPostUK:
“I looked at him and said, ‘You don’t feel well,’ but he told me he was okay.
…Fonzi was a lifelong friend of Luther, after meeting him in the East Harlem Projects where they both grew up.
… “He appeared serious, but it wasn’t arrogant,” he remembers. “He was just confident and clear, and so caring and generous with his friends and their families. He’d be very proud of what they’ve achieved.”