Singer, songwriter Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was born on 12 September 1944 in Galveston, Texas.
His successful career spanned five decades, and made him a star of the disco era.
He died of kidney failure caused by hypertension in 2003, aged 58.
One of his most romantic songs was: “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”, written by White, Tony Sepe and Peter Radcliffe and recorded in 1974.
White’s friend Peter Radcliffe had started writing this as a country song with the title “You’re My First, You’re My Last, My In-Between”, but he had never succeeded in getting it.
One Christmas, Radcliffe offered the song to Barry White, who decided to listen to it right away. White’s reaction was positive so, after rewriting the lyrics but retaining most of the musical structure, he recorded “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” as a disco song.
Ahh… My first, my last, my everything And the answer to all my dreams You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star My kind of wonderful, that's what you are I know there's only, only one like you There's no way they could have made two You're, you're all I'm living for Your love I'll keep forevermore You're the first, you're the last, my everything And with you I've found so many things A love so new, only you could bring Can't you see it's you? You make me feel this way You're like a first morning dew on a brand-new day I see so many ways that I Can love you till the day I die You're my reality, yet I'm lost in a dream You're the first, my last, my everything I know there's only, only one like you There's no way they could have made two Girl, you're my reality but I'm lost in a dream You're the first, you're the last, my everything
Ahh… la prima, l'ultima, il mio tutto e la risposta a tutti i miei sogni Sei il mio sole, la mia luna, la mia stella guida la mia cosa meravigliosa, ecco cosa sei So che ce n'è una sola come te non avrebbero potuto farne due Tu sei tutto quello per cui vivo il tuo amore lo serberò per sempre Tu sei la prima, sei l'ultima, sei il mio tutto. E con te ho trovato così tante cose Un amore così nuovo, che solo tu potevi portare Non vedi che sei tu? Mi fai sentire in questo modo Sei come la prima rugiada del mattino in un giorno nuovo. Vedo così tanti modi in cui io ti posso amare fino al giorno in cui morirò. Sei la mia realtà, eppure sono perso in un sogno Tu sei la prima, sei l'ultima, sei il mio tutto. So che ce n'è una sola come te non avrebbero potuto farne due Ragazza, sei la mia realtà ma sono perso in un sogno Tu sei la prima, sei l'ultima, sei il mio tutto. (L.Z.)