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Luther Vandross Google Doodle honours late singer on 70th birthday


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Google has released a Luther Vandross Doodle on what would be the late singer's 70th birthday

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These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community.It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times.Glasgow 10°cGoogle Doodle honours Luther Vandross on what would be his 70th birthday Google has released a Luther Vandross Doodle on what would be the late singer’s 70th birthday.  The New York-born singer was born in the Bronx in 1951 on April 20 and rose to fame through his writing and performance skills.  The 33-time Grammy nominee Vandross co-wrote David Bowie’s Fascination as well as Everybody Rejoice for the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, before launching a solo career in 1981.  The Google Doodle today is inspired by the debut solo album from Vandross, Never Too Much, which reached No.

1 on the R&B charts and was the first of 14 studio albums that went either platinum or multiplatinum.

He also performed the half-time show at the 1997 Super Bowl.  Vandross suffered from diabetes and hypertension and had a severe stroke in 2003 that left him in a wheelchair.

He died of a heart attack on 1 July 2005 at the age of 54.

The family of Vandross praised Google’s tribute in a statement released through the social media giant.

It read: “It is a true reflection of Luther Vandross’ musical legacy around the world to be honored by Google with an animated video Doodle that fittingly captures the joy Luther has brought the world.

“”Luther made each of his songs about one simple, universal subject — love; an emotion and feeling common to the human experience no matter who you are, where you’re from or what you look like.” Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.

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Luther Vandross

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 03:00:00 +0100

Guest-artist Sam Bass created animation to celebrate late-singer's 70th birthday

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Guest-artist Sam Bass created animation to celebrate late-singer’s 70th birthdayFind your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profileGoogle is replacing its homepage logo with a Doodle honoring the late Grammy Award-winning singer Luther Vandross.The search giant celebrated the life of the New York-born crooner on what would have been his 70th birthday with an illustration and animated Doodle by Atlanta-based guest artist Sam Bass.Vandross was born in 1951 and began performing and writing songs while in high school, singing at the 1969 pilot of Sesame Street with the Apollo Theater’s performing arts group.His first big break came when his song Everybody Rejoice featured in the 1974 Broadway musical The Wiz.After that he collaborated with artists like David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Whitney Houston and Ben E King, while also singing in commercials for the likes of Juicy Fruit.In 1981, he launched his solo career and composed, wrote and produced his debut album Never Too Much, which is the soundtrack for the 20 April Doodle.Vandross went on to record 14 studio albums that went either platinum or multi-platinum, and he was nominated for 33 Grammy Awards, of which he won eight.Read our privacy noticeRead our privacy noticeHe also performed the half-time show at the 1997 Super Bowl and had eight Billboard Top Ten albums.Vandross suffered from diabetes and hypertension and had a severe stroke in 2003 that left him in a wheelchair.

He died of a heart attack on 1 July 2005 at the age of 54.The singer’s family said they were delighted Google had given him a “wonderful showcase”.“It is a true reflection of Luther Vandross’s musical legacy around the world to be honoured by Google with an animated video Doodle that fittingly captures the joy Luther has brought the world.

Luther made each of his songs about one simple, universal subject – love; an emotion and feeling common to the human experience no matter who you are, where you’re from or what you look like,” they said in a statement.“No one else has expressed this emotion, in song, at the level Luther did for over 35 years.

To have Google broadcast that around the world is a wonderful showcase of his immeasurable talent.”Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their repliesGoogle Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.Log inNew to The Independent?Want an ad-free experience?
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Luther Vandross Google Doodle honours late singer on 70th birthday