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Died On This Date (August 2, 2011) Delois Barrett Campbell / Gospel Great

Posted by themusicsover on August 2, 2011

Delois Barrett Campbell
DOB Unknown – August 2, 2011

Delois Barrett Campbell was a dynamic and beloved Gospel singer who, over the better part of the past five decades entertained the world as 1/3 of the Barrett Sisters.   Singing together since childhood, Delois and her sisters, Billie Barrett and Rodessa Barrett cut their first records during the mid-’60s.  Their early output included their popular takes on “Wonderful,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and “Carry Me Back.”  Before long they were electrifying crowds from their church in Chicago, Illinois to venues all over the world.  They toured the globe no fewer than seven times and were a popular site on such TV shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  Away from her sisters, Barrett Campbell sang with the popular Roberta Martin Singers while still in high school.  Although confined to a wheelchair for many years due to health issues, Barrett Campbell was on-hand at a special concert to celebrate her 85th birthday in March of 2011.  Delois Barrett Campbell passed away on August 2, 2011.

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