Edwin Starr

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Edwin Starr
Birth name Charles Edwin Hatcher
Born January 21, 1942(1942-01-21)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died April 2, 2003(2003-04-02) (aged 61)
Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, England
Genres Soul, disco, R&B, psychedelic soul, funk
Occupations Singer songwriter
Years active 1951–2003
Labels Ric-Tic
20th Century Records
Associated acts The Future Tones, Blinky Williams

Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He had many hit songs. His most notable song was War. The song sold over one million copies.[1] He was very popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

On April 2, 2003, at the age of 61, Starr suffered a heart attack and died while taking a bath at his home in Bramcote near Nottingham.[2] He left a wife, Annette Mary Hatcher, a son André Hatcher, and two grandchildren Alonté Renfroe and Maryah Hatcher.

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  1. Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 286. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  2. Leigh, Spencer (2003-04-03). "Obituary: Edwin Starr". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/edwin-starr-730180.html;col1. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
  3. Edwin Starr – For Sale @Discogs.com Retrieved 8-28-2011.
  4. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 524. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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