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Name: Barry White                                                                 
Birth name: Barrence Eugene Carter                                               
Born: 12 September 1944 Galveston, Texas                                         
Died: 4 July 2003 Los Angeles, California                                         
Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944 - July 4,     
2003) was a Grammy Award winning American record producer, songwriter and singer 
responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. He released   
numerous gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous gold singles and platinum 
singles. All inclusive albums (record sales of White's music with singles) are   
in excess of 50 million.                                                         
Barry White was founder and maestro of the Love Unlimited Orchestra, that         
featured a groundbreaking synthesis of strings and funk-based percussion. Barry   
White became legendary as a chart-topping soul artist for the rich blend of bass 
vocals and suave, passionate delivery said to have been an inspiration for       
romance. Fans have boasted they conceived children or were conceived themselves   
after romantic interludes to the sound of Barry White recordings.                 
Considered handsome and deeply romantic by his many female fans and admired for   
the unique blend of soul and classical orchestral musical elements he created,   
White was often affectionately referred to as the "Maestro" or "The Man with the 
Velvet Voice". His portly physical stature led some in the popular press to make 
condescending jokes about his body weight by referring to White as the "Walrus   
of Love," a moniker considered disrespectful by many fans. Barry White was also   
referred to as "The Sultan of Smooth Soul," but it was his role as brainchild of 
the funk-fueled, deep soul band, the Love Unlimited Orchestra, in which he was   
widely branded on several early albums as the group's Maestro, earning him the   
only documented nickname for which he and his musical colleagues were