Luther Vandross Interview
Issue: Oct. 2005
Story Headline: Power of Love
Background: As the strange fate that plagues the music industry would have it, the music world lost another of its greats all too soon. The death of legendary R&B singer Luther Vandross wasn't just a lost for Rhythm and Blues, but the loss of a voice able to translate pain and love in order to touch people around the world. Writer Craig Seymour recalled his candid meeting with the late singer in this special tribute from VIBE.
Article Excerpt: "Would you trade your talent for love?" I queried. "Ooh," he replied, "You have asked the question that I've asked myself for the last 5 years. For the last 5 years." He paused. "But the answer is no. Because I feel that the talent is a gift, and I'm not trading no gift like this. I also feel that love, when it happens will be an additional gift. And I feel that when it happens right, it will obscure some of the pain of the past 50 years."