Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr

composer, actor, music department

Edwin Starr was born on Jan 21, 1942 in USA. Edwin Starr's big-screen debut came with Hell Up in Harlem directed by Larry Cohen in 1973.

Born Charles Hatcher in Nashville, Tennessee, Starr formed his first group, the Future Tones, in 1957, recording one single before his three-year army service. In 1965, he was offered a solo deal following two years of touring with another band.Starr's early hits included "Agent Double-O Soul" and "Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S)." But his biggest success came with "War," a No. 1 hit in 1970 during a time of growing anti-Vietnam War protests. Other top 10 hits included "Contact" and "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio." Edwin Starr was a veteran of Vietnam War.He made a brief comeback during the disco craze, and later spent most of his time touring Europe on the oldies circuit. In England, Starr participated in an award-winning British Broadcasting Corporation radio series on the U.S. civil rights movement. In 1995, he was featured on a Walt Disney children's workout album entitled "Mousercise In 2002, Starr performed at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in New York.His last performances was at two shows in Stuttgart, Germany March 29th and 30th, 2003.

  • Birthday

    Jan 21, 1942
  • Place of Birth

    Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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