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Died On This Date (April 2, 2003) Edwin Starr / Soul Great

Posted by themusicsover on April 2, 2010

Edwin Starr (Born Charles Hatcher)
January 31, 1942 – April 2, 2003

Edwin Starr gave the world “War,” the incomparable anti-Vietnam War protest song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. It was reportedly recorded in just one take.  The song was an anthem for the anti-war movement of the ’60s and was later resurrected to serve the same purpose by Bruce Springsteen.  Edwin Starr died of a heart attack at the age of 61.

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20th Century Masters: The Best of Edwin Starr - The Millennium Collection - Edwin Starr

One Response to “Died On This Date (April 2, 2003) Edwin Starr / Soul Great”

  1. Zac said

    View Pogus Caesar’s brilliant 1995 mini doc on Edwin Starr. Real insight, Starr was also a great cook.

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