Her audacious piece of 'bedroom soul' was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies.
'The Icon Is Love' contained Barry’s big crossover single, ‘Practice What You Preach,’ which topped the American R&B chart and made the UK and US pop Top 20.
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By early 1974, White was dominating the charts in various guises, including as an orchestra leader, with 'Love's Theme.'
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When Billy Joel's 'Just The Way You Are' was already on its way to becoming an easy listening classic, Barry added his own much-loved version.
Remarkably, the soul man's next smash was a song with country and western origins going back to 1956.
With the release of their soundtrack for ‘Saturday Night Fever’, in 1977, Bee Gees were at the birth of disco, pointing the way for others to follow.
A star who defined R&B in the 1970s moved into the 1990s with 'Put Me In Your Mix.'
The soul man's seventh solo LP became his highest-charting pop album since 'Can't Get Enough.'
The Clapton cover was a big factor in introducing the reggae star to an international audience.
Sexy and romantic, the best Barry White songs made him the boss of bedroom soul music. He had the funk, the soul and the disco – nobody did it like him.
Barry's years of struggle made his bestselling album and single successes all the sweeter.
As 'Brothers and Sisters' entered the album chart, its Dickey Betts song ‘Ramblin’ Man'' hit the Hot 100 to become the band's first major hit.
'It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me' took Barry's bedroom soul into the disco era.