Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross

Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross

by Craig Seymour

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Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross by Craig Seymour

The first-ever in-depth biography of one of the world's most legendary and reclusive superstars -- four-time Grammy Award winner and R&B legend Luther Vandross.

Written by one of contemporary music's most noted journalists, this intimate portrait delves into Vandross's elusive sexuality; his yo-yo dieting; his feuds with Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, and En Vogue; the 1986 car accident that killed his best friend and nearly destroyed his career; and the massive stroke in 2003 that temporarily silenced the voice so many had come to love.

Readers finally get an inside peek at the balladeer who has sold more than twenty million albums over two decades, and whose most recent album, Dance with My Father, entered the Billboard charts at #1. Luther gives you a backstage pass into his life and longing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060779238
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/05/2005
Pages: 349
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Craig Seymour is a longtime music critic who has worked for the Atlanta Journal–Constitution and the Buffalo News. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and the Village Voice, he has interviewed and profiled some of the biggest names in music, including Luther Vandross, who has granted him numerous interviews in the past. Seymour has also been a music analyst for CNN's Headline News. He is a native of Washington, D.C.

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