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Donny Hathaway

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Donny Edward Hathaway Born: 1945/10/01
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: 1979/01/13
Years Active: 1969–1979

Donny Hathaway was born on October 1, 1945 in Chicago and was a soul singer and songwriter. Hathaway is known for his 1970 song, “The Ghetto, Part I” and his collaborations with Roberta Flack, which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet in 1973. Hathaway was raised by his grandmother in a housing project in St Louis and began singing in his local church choir at the age of three. Hathaway loved music so much that he chose to study music in college and formed a jazz trio with drummer Ric Powell while still in college. Hathaway, eager to get his music career off the ground, quit college and began working as songwriter, session musici...

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