April 20 has a lot of negativity associated with it in terms of being Adolf Hitler's birthday and the anniversary date of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, CO. The 10th anniversary of that event is being marked today.
But it's also the birthday of one of my favorite singers in Luther Vandross, who was born in New York on this date in 1951.
He's been gone from us since July 1, 2005, but for those of us who bought his albums, got our groove on or conceived our children by candlelight with his voice in the background, got married with someone trying to sing one of his songs or attended his sold out concerts, we definitely love and miss him.
'Lufer' was a once in a generation kind of singer, and this legend was taken away from us far too soon.