22 Oct 2013
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
One of the greatest honors for anyone in the arts is to be chosen to receive a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame. The iconic singer/ songwriter Barry White is among the latest to be so honored.
Unfortunately, the honor came 10 years after his passing. His is star number 2506.
Among those present for the ceremony were his wife, Glodean White, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown songstress Brenda Holloway and producer Tony Cornelius, son of "Soul Train" creator/host Don Cornelius.
Barry White, with a deep voice and a romantic aura, emerged in 1973 with a No. 1 hit titled "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" and became a major star instantaneously.
Among his biggest hits were:
• "You're the First, the Last, My Everything,"
• "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up,"
• "Let the Music Play,"
• "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe,"
• "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me"
• and "Practice What You Preach."
In addition, he was featured on Quincy Jones' "The Secret Garden," along with James Ingram, El DeBarge and Al B. Sure.
White was also known for recording and working on stage with the Love Unlimited Orchestra who had a No. 1 hit with "Love's Theme."
Glodean White was a member of the female vocal trio Love Unlimited. Their two biggest hits were "Walkin' in the Rain With the One I Love" and "I Belong to You."