LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Mandalay Bay Resort September 20, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Scott Harrison/Getty Images)

The great Luther Vandross would have turned 70 today.

Vandross was born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. on April 20, 1951, and was a celebrated singer, songwriter and record producer. He sang for a range of high-profile artists, including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie and many more.

He served as the lead vocalist of Change and also had a successful solo career.

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