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Edwin Starr
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Vocalist
    (January 21, 1942-April 2, 2003)
    Died of a heart attack
    Best known for recording ‘War’
    Recorded ‘Agent Double O Soul,’ ’25 Miles,’ ‘Hell Up In Harlem,’ ‘Eye To Eye Contact’ and ‘Happy Radio’
    He recorded ‘War’ because Motown thought the song was too controversial for the Temptations to release as a single.
    Despite its anti-war meaning, ‘War’ was used for an NFL commercial and featured in the film 'Rush Hour.'
    He performed at Liza Minnelli and David Gest’s wedding ceremony.
    He contributed to a ‘Mousercise’ children’s workout album produced by Disney.
    His songs were sampled by several hip-hop artists.
    He had a distinctively gritty and soulful singing voice.
    He was among the first artists to record a socially conscious song for Motown Records.
    His song ‘War’ hit #1 on the US pop chart.
    He was twice nominated for a Grammy Award.
    He served in the United Stats Army.

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