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Barry White
September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Elton John's opinion turned the label's opinion around, all in a day.


No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another.


I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them.


Most families had four, five brothers. But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong.


The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.


As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken.


We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It's just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.


There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.


I try to tell a story musically in a song.


When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.


People are always looking for me to be a freak, weird.


I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics, my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do-all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected.


We were ready to launch Barry White, but the record company wouldn't put it out. Said it wouldn't sell.


I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.


Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star.


I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn't see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.


The whole system of society tells you what to do.


When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being. I know the Bible like the back of my hand.


Mama tried to save us from the streets, but the streets were too strong.


One preacher turned me on, another turned me off.


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