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Barry White 1944-2003

Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2003

THOSE OF US who thought Barry White was God will now look on the bright side and consider it official. So often rendered a figure of fun for his size (how right-on), or liked 'ironically' by party people knowing only the 70s disco hits, White made surging, yearning music of huge emotive and physical power. He sold over 100 million records. And yes, he often sang about sex. Has there ever been a decent pop guru who didn't?

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