Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician.Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, “The Ghetto, Part I” in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine “marked him as a major new force in soul music.” His collaborations with Roberta Flack scored high on the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet, “Where Is the Love” in 1973. Six years later, his body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide…….Read More
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Donny Hathaway was a Prolific Song Writer and Music Composer of the Fabulous Soul Music Era. Donny’s rise to Soul Music Prominence made him the standard bearer for today’s R&B Male vocalist. Indeed Donny Hathaway is responsible for creating and influencing today’s modern R&B vocal style for ALL male vocalist of our time. Before Donny Hathaway, no R&B male singer or performer was singing riffs, incorporating high notes or bringing down the house with soulful, melodic vocals. Donny Hathaway was the FIRST to do it……………….not Lurther Vandross, not Stevie Wonder, Not even Marvin Gaye!
Singers like Usher, Neyo, Chris Brown, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Dru Hill, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Lyfe and so many others copy the vocal styles and even tonality that DONNY HATHAWAY created. Without Donny Hathaway, there would truly be NO SOUL MUSIC AND NO R&B MUSIC!!!!!!
We pay honor to Donny Hathaway with this rare documentary about the MUSICAL Genuise of our lifetime…………………………Mr. Donny Hathaway……………….The KING OF R&B!!!!