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.

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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