Terry Callier

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Terry Callier

Callier in August 2007
Background information
Birth name Terrence O. Callier[1]
Born May 24, 1945(1945-05-24)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died October 28, 2012(2012-10-28) (aged 67)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Folk, jazz, soul
Occupations Singer-songwriter, computer programmer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1962–1983, 1991–2012

Terrence O. Callier, known as Terry Callier (May 24, 1945 – October 28, 2012) was an American jazz, soul and folk guitarist and singer-songwriter.[2]

Callier was born in the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, on May 24, 1945, and was raised in Cabrini-Green, a Chicago neighborhood.

He performered songs such as "Occasional Rain" (1972), "What Color Is Love" (1973), and "I Just Can't Help Myself" (1974). He also played with George Benson, Gil Scott-Heron and others. He signed a contract with Elektra Records, releasing the albums Fire On Ice (1977) and Turn You to Love (1978).

Callier died in Chicago on October 28, 2012 from cancer, aged 67.[3]

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