Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

American R&B singer
Velvet-smooth singer who rose from session work to become the premier R&B balladeer of the 1980s and '90s, and an accomplished producer as well.
BornApril 20, 1951
HometownNew York City, U.S.
Net worth$40 million
Height6'2" (1.89m)
ParentsMary Ida Vandross, Luther Vandross, Sr.


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Madonna pulls Luther Vandross image from her AIDS tribute

  • Madonna removed a photo of Luther Vandross from her on-stage AIDS tribute at his estate's request. The pop star's ongoing Celebration Tour has included a tribute section featuring the faces of a number of celebrities who had died of AIDS-related illness, projected onto a screen as Madonna, 65, performed her 1986 song Live to Tell. They included celebrity photographer Herb Ritts, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and artist Keith Haring. During Madonna's Sacramento concerto on Saturday, a photograph


Legendary jazz artist Marcus Miller performs 'Detroit' at Montreux Jazz Festival

Legendary artist Marcus Miller gave a very special performance of 'Detroit' at the Montreux Jazz Festival, performing at the Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. Miller's bass playing skill has seen him play with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Luther Vandross and this intimate performance shows his phenomenal talent.Miller performed his Music Box session between performances at the legendary music festival that The Independent was media partner of and which saw Nile Rodgers and Chic headline on the closing night of the 16 dates.For more Music Box, check out Independent TV across desktop, mobile and connected TV.
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