Edwin Starr

Soul Singer

Edwin Starr was born in Nashville, Tennessee, United States on January 21st, 1942 and is the Soul Singer. At the age of 61, Edwin Starr biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

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Charles Edwin Hatcher
Date of Birth
January 21, 1942
United States
Place of Birth
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Death Date
Apr 2, 2003 (age 61)
Zodiac Sign
Composer, Singer, Singer-songwriter
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Edwin Starr Life

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter.

The actor was best known for his 1970s Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles, most notable of which was "War" at number one. Born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, the singer later resided in Detroit, singing for Ric-Tic and Motown Records.

He was sponsored by the band that would later be known as "Black Merda" in the United States.

On the Ric Tic Label, Hawkins and Veasey of the group performed on the majority of his early hits.

Both "war" and "Stop the War Now" were also big hits in 1969 and 1971, respectively.

In the 1970s, the actor's career took him to the United Kingdom, where he continued to perform music and died there until his death.

Early life

On January 21, 1942, Charles Edwin Hatcher was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Roger and Willie Hatcher, two soul singers, and their cousins arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, where they were raised.

Hatcher formed the Future Tones, a doo-wop group that began his singing career in 1957. However, after being called up to military service in the United States Army for three years, where he was stationed in Europe, he decided to make music his career and joined Bill Dogt's musical group. Hatcher, who suggested Doggett's boss Don Briggs, suggested Edwin Starr, and made his solo recording debut in 1965 for the Detroit record company Ric-Tic.

Personal life and death

Shelter, a hero on England's northern soul circuit, migrated to England in 1983 and spent the remainder of his life in England. He based himself in the English Midlands, spending many years at Polesworth, Warwickshire, before moving to Bramcote in Nottinghamshire.

On April 2, 2003, the actor died at his Nottinghamshire home from a heart attack. He was 61. He is buried in Nottingham's Wilford Hill Cemetery. Jean, his long-term partner, and his son and daughter from earlier marriages were able to care for him.


Edwin Starr Career


"Agent Double-O-Soul" (1965), a tribute to the James Bond films, which were already popular at the time, was the song that launched his career. "Headline News," "Back Street," and "Stop Her on Sight" were among the early hits. (S.O.S.) "Oh, How Happi" was a number 12 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1966, and he performed lead for the Holidays on their number 12 R&B hit, "I'll Love You Forever" while at Ric-Tic. He released a series of singles before releasing "Twenty-Five Miles," which he co-wrote with producers Johnny Bristol and Harvey Fuqua, at Motown. In 1969, it reached number 6 in both the Hot 100 and R&B charts.

Berry Gordy of Motown became so dissatisfied with smaller labels like Ric-Tic stealing some of his company's success that he ordered to buy out the label. "Back Street" and "Headline News" became two of Starr's Ric-Tic songs (subsequently owned by Motown) and "Headline News" became two of the most popular northern soul classics. "Stop Her on Sight" was his early Ric-Tic hit "Stop Her on Sight" in San Francisco (S.O.S. "Headline News" as its B-side's in 1968, when it was reissued in Britain (with "Headline News"), it did better than the original release on the UK Chart, surpassing the original number 35 and peaking at number 11. His 1970 song "Time" established him as a well-known singer on the northern soul scene.

The Vietnam War protest song "War" (1970) was the most popular hit of Starr's career, which established his name. The starr's strong vocals turned a Temptations album track into a top-one chart success, despite the fact that it remained in last place for three weeks in the United States. Billboard's charts, an antiwar anthem, and a cultural landmark that continues to resound in movie soundtracks and hip hop music samples. It has sold more than three million copies and was given a gold disc. Both of Starr's War & Peace album and its sequel, Involved, were released by Norman Whitfield. In addition, the Involved performed a second song of a similar design called "Stop the War Now," which was also a minor hit in its own right. "Norman Whitfield's peak performance," music critic Robert Christgau characterized the former album as "Norman Whitfield's finest work." During this period, his backing singers were Total Concept Unlimited, who later became Rose Royce.

The starr continued to record, most notably the song "Hell Up in Harlem," from 1974's Hell Up in Harlem, which was the sequel to Black Caesar and which had earlier hit with a soundtrack by James Brown. Starr returned to the charts in 1979 with two of disco hits, "Eye-to-Eye" and "H.A.P.Y. Radio is a show on television. "Contact" was the more popular of the two charts, peaking at number 65 on the R&B chart, number 13 on the dance chart, and number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, with a number 2 on the dance chart, number 13 on the R&B chart, and number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. "H.A.P.Y. Radio "" was also a top ten hit in the United Kingdom in mid-1979, ranking number 9 on the charts in mid-1979. By now, he had enjoyed the well-established disco boom and had further hits on twentieth Century Records. He has released albums on a number of brands, including Avatar, Calibre, 10 Records, Motown (a return to his former label for a 1989 remix of "25 Miles"), Streetwave (a salute to Marvin Gaye), and Hippodrome (a division of Peter Stringfellow's Hippodrome nightclub). The Starr café empire continues to prosper in and around Essex.

"It Ain't Fair" was the star of a 1985 film "It Ain't Fair." Despite gaining the attention of many in the soul and dance clubs, it fell short of becoming a big hit (managing number 56 on the UK Chart). The song "It Ain't Fair" appeared on Starr's Through the Grapevine album, which wasn't available until 1990. In 1987, the actor appeared on Ferry Aid's charity number one song "Let It Be." "Whatever Makes Our Love Grow" later this year, Starr's team teamed up with the Stock, Aitken, and Waterman (SAW) production company for the club's summer play "Whatever Makes Our Love Grows." The actor expressed dissatisfaction with the recording process, alleging that the producers treated him as an amateur.

A sample of "25 Miles" was sampled by a number 17 UK residents of the Cookie Crew in 1989. This song appeared on a 1990 dance medley created for the BRIT Awards, ranked second in the UK Singles Chart, after being ranked second on the UK Singles Chart. It included the previous years' remix of "25 Miles" in a club mix of various artists.

Starr appeared on Ian Levine's Motorcity Records in 1989, releasing six singles and the album Where Is the Sound, as well as co-writing several songs for other artists on the label. In 2000, the actor appeared in a short time with the UK band Utah Saints to produce a new version of "Funky Music Sho' "Nuff Turns Me On." He appeared on Holland's compact disc More Friends in 2002 to perform "Snowflake Boogie" and then perform another track with Utah Saints, a so-far-unreleased version of his number one hit "War"—his last recording.

In 1995, Ossie Sands, a British drama film, starred a soul singer. The songs on the film were performed by actor Terry Jones. The film also has the benefit of being the first film to feature Northern Soul as a subplot.

Edwin Starr appeared on the PBS series "Rhythm, Love, and Soul" in late 2002. On the accompanying live album that was released in 2004, his performance of "25 Miles" was included.


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