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Lost Legends Of The Music Industry

Updated on May 7, 2010
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Donny HathawayGerald LevertBarry WhiteStephen "Static Major" GarrettLil Wayne And Stephen "Static Major" GarrettMarvin Gaye
Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway
Gerald Levert
Gerald Levert
Barry White
Barry White
Stephen "Static Major" Garrett
Stephen "Static Major" Garrett
Lil Wayne And Stephen "Static Major" Garrett
Lil Wayne And Stephen "Static Major" Garrett
Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

Lost Music Legends

There has been a lot of music legends that have passed away present and past.

I thought that I would put a hub together of my favorite

Lost Legends Of The Music Industry.

If you don't see your favorite, do not worry as

I will be updating this hub and adding

more as I go along. I hope you enjoy.

MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL "Ain't no Mountain High Enough"

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

     Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. aka Marvin Gaye was one of musics most talented songwriters and instrumentalist in the industry. He was born in Washington, D.C.

     He had a number of great hits that people still listen to today such as "What's Going On", "Let's Get It On" and more. His life was tragically cut short at the age of 44 when he was shot to death by his father over an argument on April 1st 1984 In California.

Marvin Gaye TOP (10) ALBUMS

1971: What's Going On; 1973: Let's Get It On; 1973: Diana And Marvin; 1974: Marvin Gaye Live!; 1976: I Want You; 1977: Live At The London Palladium; 1982: Midnight Love; 1994: The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye; 2000: Marvin Gaye: The Love Songs

Marvin Gaye Albums

John Lennon - Imagine

John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980)

     John Lennon was a English Rock musician, singer, songwriter and peace activist. He was also one of the founding members of The Beatles. He is ranked the second most successful songwriter in the U.K. singles chart history.

     The number one spot goes to his longtime songwriting partner and bandmate, Paul McCartney. One of his most famous album's and song's was "Imagine". His best album was "Double Fantasy". Tragically, one month after the release of that famous album, he was shot and killed by a man named Mark David Chapman who had been stalking him on December 8th 1980.. The album went on to win album of the year in 1981. He was only 40 years old.

John Lennon TOP (10) ALBUMS

1969: Give Peace A Chance; 1970: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band; 1971: Imagine; 1972: Some Time In New York City/Live Jam; 1973: Mind Games; 1974: Walls and Bridges; 1975: Shaved Fish; 1975: Rock 'n' Roll; 1980: Double Fantasy; 1982: The John Lennon Collection 

John Lennon Albums

Donny Hathaway - A Song For You

Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 - January 13. 1979)

     Donny Hathaway was a very well liked African American soul musician. He was born in Chicago and studied piano as a child. He started singing professionally as "Donny Pitts" as The Nation's Youngest Gospel Singer.

     He was rumored to have suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and he had to take several medication's a day to control the disease. He had numerous hits such as "Someday We'll All Be Free" and "Where Is The Love" featuring Roberta Flack. His body was found on January 13th 1979 outside of the Essex House in New York City where he had been living. His death was determined by investigators to be a suicide. He supposedly jumped from the window of his 8th floor room. He was only 33 years old.

Donny Hathaway TOP (10) ALBUMS

1970: Everything Is Everything; 1971: Donny Hathaway; 1972: Come back Charleston Blue (Soundtrack); 1972: Live; 1972: Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway; 1973: Extension Of A Man; 1978: The Best Of Donny Hathaway; 1980: In Performance; 1980: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway; 1990: Donny Hathaway Collection

Donny Hathaway Albums

Barry White

Barrence Eugene Carter (September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003)

     Barry White was an exceptional Producer, Singer and Songwriter from Galveston, Texas. He eventually moved to South Central, Los Angelas where he got into a lot of trouble when he was younger. He was very well known for his rich and sexy bass voice.

     Women would faint at his concerts because he was so sensual with his vocals and very handsome I must add. His solo career was great especially with his own personal all girl orchestra, Love Unlimited. Barry White has sold over 100 million albums and counting. He has a lot of classics such as, "Never Never Gonna Give You Up" and "You're The First, The Last, My Everything". On May 2003, White suffered a stroke and kidney failure.

     On July 4th 2003, he died after a brief hiatus from the music industry. He was only 58 years old. On September 20 2004, he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall Of Fame.

Barry White TOP (10) ALBUMS

1973: I've Got So Much Love To Give; 1973: Stone Gon'; 1974: Can't Get Enough; 1975: Just Another Way To Say I Love You; 1976: Let The Music Play; 1976: Is This Whatcha Wont?; 1977: Barry White Sings For Someone You Love; 1978: The Man; 1979: I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing; 1979: The Message Is Love


Barry White Albums

Gerald Levert - Thinking About It

Gerald Edward Levert (July 13, 1966 - November 10, 2006)

     Gerald Levert was born to O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert and his wife Martha on July 13, 1966. He was born in Ohio but moved around a lot because of his fathers career. While in High School, he formed his own group, Levert with his younger brother Sean Levert who is deceased from heart disease and childhood friend Marc Gordon.

     He was also apart of the R & B group LSG with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. Gerald Levert wrote and produced a number of songs for Stephanie Mills, The Winans and more. On November 10, 2006, Gerald Levert was found dead in his bed at his Newbury home from a heart attack. He was only 40 years old. His legacy still lives on in music.

Gerald Levert TOP (10) ALBUMS

1991: Private Line; 1994: Groove On; 1998: Love And Consequences; 1999: G; 2001: Geralds World; 2002: The G Spot; 2003: Stroke Of Genius; 2004: Do I Speak For The World; 2005: Voices; 2007: In My Songs

Static Major And Lil Wayne - Lollipop

Stephen Ellis Garrett (October 11, 1974 - February 25, 2008)

     Stephen Ellis Garrett better known as "Static Major" was a major singer, rapper, songwriter and producer from Louisville, KY. He gained international stardom when he appeared in Lil Wayne's "Lollipop". He also used to be a member of the R & B trio, Playa. Playa, who were most known for their hit single "Cheers To You", released an album of the same name in 1997. Ironically, a couple years before he died, he a number of hits on the late Aaliyah's last album including, "Rock The Boat", "More Than A Woman" and "Loose Rap". He also frequently worked with Ginuwine and Pretty Ricky.

     Garrett entered Baptist Hospital East in Louisville on February 25, 2008 complaining of a persistent cough, hoarseness, slurred speech, dizziness, muscle aches, and difficulty breathing. He was eventually diagnosed with Myasthienia Gravis, a rare but very serious neuromuscular disease. While undergoing a procedure to cure the disease, Garrett lost consciousness and died. He was only 33 years old. The official cause of death was "complications from a medical procedure". Garrett was set to release an album the following year and he never got to see the success of his calaboration with Lil Wayne.


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    • stacies29 profile image

      stacies29 6 years ago from Washington DC

      LOL Thanx trusouldj

    • trusouldj profile image

      trusouldj 6 years ago from Indiana

      Ok Stacie ... You had me til the end. (LOL) But I'm not tripping.

    • stacies29 profile image

      stacies29 7 years ago from Washington DC

      u welcome Tom.

    • Tom Cornett profile image

      Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      Cool hub...have some of my favorites on here...thanks! :)