Edwin Starr, born Charles Hatcher (Nashville (Tennessee), 21 January 1942 - Nottinghamapril 2, 2003) was an American soul singer.

Starr made his debut at the end of the 1950s with The Futuretones. After serving Starr established in Detroit, where he was signed to the Ric-Ticlabel. In 1968, this society was taken over by Motown and Starr broke through with Twenty-Five Miles. Motownhits also belonged to his famous Headline News and Stop Her On The Sight (s.o.s.). His biggest success was War (1970), which led by the producers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong was recorded. It became a number-one hit in the u.s.Billboard Hot 100. Starrs attempts to with Blinky Williams the successful Motown duo Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell to cross to the Crown, defeated. It stayed with one We Just Two duets album with moderate success.

In the Disco era made Starr under Contact and H.A.P.P.Y.more, but the star of Starr disappeared more and more into the background. Starr toured with The Four Tops who are Motown colleagues and Martha Reeves by the oldies circuit. Starr moved to England, where he presented a documentary for the BBC about soul music and the American civil rights movement. Starr died of a heart attack.



Single with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Top 40

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Twenty-Five miles 3-5-1969 15 7
War 5-9-1970 18 6
Contact 10-2-1979 19 6

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