Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway
1945 - 1979

Donny Hathaway  American Vocalist


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Donny Hathaway was previously married to Eulaulah Hathaway.

Donny Hathaway had an encounter with Roberta Flack.


American Vocalist Donny Hathaway was born Donny Edward Hathaway on 1st October, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 13th Jan 1979 Essex House Hotel, New York City, New York, USA aged 33. He is most remembered for Hathaway achieved his greatest commercial success as Roberta Flack`s duet partner. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Donny Hathaway is a member of the following lists: American record producers, American singer-songwriters and Atlantic Records artists.


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First Name Donny
Middle Name Edward
Last Name Hathaway
Full Name at Birth Donny Edward Hathaway
Alternative Name Donny Pitts
Age 33 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st October, 1945
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 13th January, 1979
Place of Death Essex House Hotel, New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Committed Suicide
Buried Lake Charles Park Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Howard University, DC
Occupation Text Musician, songwriter, arranger, conductor, producer
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Hathaway achieved his greatest commercial success as Roberta Flack`s duet partner
Music Genre (Text) Chicago soul, Soul, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues
Music Genre R&B, Piano
Year(s) Active 1966–1979, 1967–1979
Music Style Soul, Smooth Soul, Chicago Soul
Music Mood Yearning, Cathartic, Melancholy, Intimate, Sensual, Poignant, Passionate, Romantic, Wistful, Plaintive, Ambitious, Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Spiritual
Instrument Vocals, Piano, Arranger, Keyboards
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Record Label Curtom, Atco
Associated Acts Lalah Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Curtis Mayfield, Leroy Hutson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire
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Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and arranger. Hathaway has been described as a "soul legend" by Rolling Stone. His most popular songs include "The Ghetto", "This Christmas", "Someday We'll All Be Free", and "Little Ghetto Boy". Hathaway is also renowned for his renditions of "A Song for You", "For All We Know", and "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", along with "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of many collaborations with Roberta Flack. He has been inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame and won one Grammy Award from four nominations. Hathaway was also posthumously bestowed with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Dutch director David Kleijwegt made a documentary called Mister Soul – A Story About Donny Hathaway, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on January 28, 2020.

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Donny Hathaway33 LibraVocalist
Roberta Flack84 AquariusSongwriter
Eulaulah Hathaway-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
LalahUnknownEulaulah Hathaway
Kenya CanelibraUnknownEulaulah Hathaway


Posted commentsView all comments (5)

omarsclubomarsclubFeb 17, 2011

musical legend

DannyJun 9, 2010

This man was my idle. I loved his voice and the quality of music that he wrote. WBeing a fraternity brother, each year I did a concert in honor of him while in college in the late 70`s. He was truly a talented artist. What`s even greater is to hear him in the voice of his daughter.

kamoDec 4, 2009

I wishe i was born earlier too ,imagine going to one of his performance`s , WHAT A WASTE ON SUICIDE.

ClaudiaMay 30, 2008

Donny died when I was a toddler but I wish I could have been around to hear him sing. Even today I thoroughly enjoy his music. Some of the songs seems just as up to date as recent artists. He was truly amazing.

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