Levert came onto the music scene in the middle s as part of the trio LeVert, and embarked on a solo career in By the late s he was still a leading album seller and concert headliner, and although he worked widely as a producer and was keenly aware of contemporary musical trends, in his own music he kept the focus where it had always been — on the vocals. Levert was born on July 13, He and his brother Sean hooked up with a school friend, Marc Gordon, who sang and played keyboards. Growing up in a musical environment had its advantages. Toward the end of their high school years the group, performing under the name LeVert, made appearances at Ohio nightclubs. In the mids, the group landed a contract with the independent label Tempre. As a result, the group came to the attention of Atlantic Records and was signed to that label. However, the sophisticated production work on the LeVert albums gave them a contemporary style.
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Levert went solo in with the album Private Line, but in he formed LSG, which had a self-titled debut album that sold two million copies. Levert died of a heart attack. Gerald Levert. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree Originally published in the Britannica Book of the Year.
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