Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unsung on TV One: Donny Hathaway - Airing Friday, December 26th, @ 7PM ET on TV One

Musiq Soulchild talks about how Donny Hathaway influenced his sound. Airing Friday, December 26th, @ 7PM ET on TV One.

Donny Hathaway was born in Chicago but later moved to St. Louise with his mother when his parents separated. A close upbringing with his grandmother kept him close to the church, where he sang alongside her on many occasions.

Unsung explores the musical life and tragic demise of Donny Hathaway. From gifted prodigy - a gospel singer at age ten - to pop songwriter and hit maker, notably through memorable duets with Roberta Flack, only to have superstardom and immense celebrity pass him by. Fellow artists reflect on the kind of respect and admiration Hathaway's music engendered, his rise and fall in the music business, and some of his lesser known accomplishments, including feature- film scoring via a connection with Quincy Jones.

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