The Italian-based disco group released their first album, The Glow of Love, on this day in 1980. Luther can be heard providing lead vocals on the album’s two big hits: “Searching” and the title track.
Six of Luther’s studio albums received 2x Multi-Platinum certifications from the RIAA. Dance With My Father became the sixth and final on this day in 2004.
Luther earned his third consecutive chart-topper today in 1983 with the album Busy Body. What’s your favorite track from this LP?
Another big break for Luther came on this day in 1975, when Bette Midler’s Clams on the Half-Shell Revue opened on Broadway. On the recommendation of David Bowie, Luther arranged vocals for Bette and backing group The Harlettes, raising his profile as a session singer.
Fans gave Luther five awards in the Blues & Soul magazine 1988 readers poll, and the editors put him on the cover for it on this week’s issue that same year!
Check out this Juicy Fruit commercial featuring a voiceover and jingle sang by Luther in 1981!
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On this night in 1994, Luther appeared on an episode of In Living Color. In this hilarious sketch, all bets are off when a bidding war erupts over a date with Luther for a charity auction!
For over two decades Tawatha’s insane-sultry soprano voice has infused into the unparalleled Luther background sound. Luther needed Tawatha’s perfect blend on everything he did both in the recording studio and on tour.
Now this powerhouse has agreed to perform her megahit “Juicy Fruit” at our FANDROSS Midnight After-Show Special, wow!!
DID YOU KNOW? Luther sold out 10 shows at London’s Wembley Arena in April 1989. Did you ever see him perform there?