Barry White, the man behind some of the sexiest soul jams of the 1970s, is slated to receive his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday, more than a decade after he passed away. The unveiling ceremony, which will take place on what would have been the singer's 69th birthday, will be held at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. will be a guest speaker at the event, as will White's widow, Glodean. The star will be located at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard across the street from the Dolby Theatre.
For fans who can't make it out to the event, the festivities will be streamed live online at WalkOfFame.com.
Known for his deep, smooth voice, White scored an impressive string of top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the '70s, including "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby," "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up," "You're the First, the Last, My Everything," "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" and the chart-topping "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe." He also had a late-career comeback in 1994 with the top 20 hit "Practice What You Preach."
Sadly, White died on July 4, 2003, at the age of 58 from heart and kidney failure.
"People can't get enough of Barry White's music and even though he passed away many years ago, his songs will live on in the hearts of many," says Walk of Fame ceremony producer Ana Martinez. "We are honored to have Barry White, his legendary voice and timeless songs immortalized on the Walk of Fame."
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