Barry White - En legende af soul og en fantastisk stemme. Søndag d. 13. marts 1977 gav dette musikalske vidunder sin eneste koncert i Skandinavien som slutning på Europa-turen ( London, Rom, Frankfurt am Main og til sidst København).

Stedet var Tivolis koncertsal. En telefonbombe i pausen dannede et ekstra kolerit på denne fantastiske koncert. Ca. 50 af Skandinaviens bedste musikere danner orkestral backing-group til hans egne nøgle musikere i et ca. 2 timers musikalsk overflødigheds-soul-horn.

Jeg har set Marlene Dietrich, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Eartha Kitt, Tina Turner, Roberta Flack, Randy Crawford, Tommy Steele a.s.o, men dette var i særklasse det bedste og mest professionelle, som jeg har oplevet. Barry White levede helt op til sine mange kælenavne "King of soul", " the Maestro", "the Love Man" og hans musik toppede i midt-70erne verdens hitlister.

Jeg sensede under og især efter koncerten, at jeg havde været vidne til noget ganske særligt. Ikke bare hans håndtryk ( under et af numrene), men den sjældne synergiske musik-performance med en bas-præget udgang og sikker rytme transformerede et sjældent indtryk = icon, som jeg aldrig vil glemme.

Den 4 july 2003 døde han efter længere tids sygdom. Ikonet vil altid skinne og visualiserer en ganske særlig musiker, simply the Maestro.

Barry White - A legend of soul with a fantastic voice. On Sunday March 13 of 1977 he gave a concert in Copenhagen - by fact the exclusive in Scandinavia at the end of the Europe-tour ( London, Rome, Frankfurt am Main and Copenhagen). The place was Tivolis concerthall. A telephone-bomb in the intermission was just an extra bracket of the whole show. About 50 musicians - the very best and the largest group ever seen in Scandinavia at that time - formed the backing group for a memorable evening with Barry White and his group.

I have participated lots of fine concerts, among others with - Marlene Dietrich, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Eartha Kitt, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack, Tina Turner, Tommy Steele a.s.o, but never experienced a mood like that evening. Mid 70ties he was the "King of soul", " the Maestro", "the Love Man" and topped every rating lists around the world. In the 90ties he won a meritorious come-back.
That night he transformed the soul music into a rare mixture of music, song, timing and performance. It was the most professionel music performance, I have ever seen in my live. I understood that night, that I was a witness to the best in the world of this kind. His handshake (among others with me) were firm like his whole show. I sensed before, under and after, that this worldclass concert introduced a certain icon.

On July 4, 2003 he died after long-time sickness. The icon still shines everlasting for me as well as millions of his admirers around the Globe.

Barry Eugene White (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was an American record producer and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. He conducted the Love Unlimited Orchestra, which consisted of live musicians, including string and percussion players. Records featuring White's deep bass voice and suave delivery were often used by couples wishing to create a romantic ambience. He was often affectionately referred to as the "Maestro" and "Walrus of Love". All inclusive record sales of White's music with singles, albums, compilation usage and paid digital downloads as a singer, songwriter and producer now exceed 100 million world-wide.

The CNN - words in memoriam
Link to my condolence page 7 after his death.
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