“We are celebrating and continuing [his] musical legacy,” says Seveda Williams, whose April 20, 2019 New York City “FANDROSS Bad Boy/ Having a Party Birthday Celebration 2019” event was hosted by fellow R&B legends Ashford & Simpson at their much-lauded Sugar Bar.
Read more about the FANDROSS celebration this weekend in Forbes.
He would’ve been 68 today.
Didn’t get tickets to FANDROSS? Join us at the free Midnight After-Show Special featuring Luther fan sing-offs & Special Guest Tawatha Agee performing her Mtume megahit Juicy Fruit!
All for the love of Luther!
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“My Body” was recorded back in 1979 by Luther Vandross when he was working on the colossal album Never Too Much. Today, “My Body” Little Louie Vega Remix is available to stream and features Luther’s original background singer team!
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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