Luther Vandross Profile :
 Music - For Your Information
Browse Artists:  # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Luther Vandross Profile

Luther Vandross Profile

Birth Name: Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr.


Birth Date: April 20th, 1951

Birth Place: New York, New York, USA

Passed Away: July 1st, 2005

Genres: R&B, Soul, Pop, Dance, New Jack Swing

William Howard Taft High School in Bronx, New York

Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Breakthrough Singles: "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (1983), "Here and Now" (1989), "Endless Love" (1994), "Dance with My Father" (2004)

Did You Know:
Was discovered by David Bowie, who overheard Luther singing to his song "Young Americans".
His sister sang with vocal group The Crests who had a number one hit in the early 1960's with "Sixteen Candles."
Is the youngest child of four children.
His mother out-lived all of her children.
Sang background vocals for Richard Marx and Chaka Khan.
Suffered from high pressure, obesity and diabetes.
While mother was pregnant with Luther, she had a constant craving pasta, but only for one brand, Ronzoni. When Luther was born, she gave him the middle name of Ronzoni.

Post Update
( Click on button to post an update to this information )

Browse Artists By Letter
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z