Posted by Clive Richardson - 29/10/12 08:54AM - 0 Comments - News -
TERRY CALLIER R.I.P
We are sad to report that jazz/soul singer/songwriter Terry Callier was found dead at his home in Chicago on Sunday (28th) aged 67.
Terry Callier grew up in Chicago along with Jerry Butler. and was seen as an unsung heroe of jazz for releasing critically acclaimed albums that failed to find big commercial success. It was his songwriting ability that earned him huge respect from his peers and the music industry, perhaps starting with his contributions to the Dells album 'Freedom Means' on Cadet in 1971..
While relatively obscure for much of his early career, he found success in the UK when British DJs rediscovered him towards the late 80s and early 90s. Since then, Terry has regularly toured his material to crowds in the UK during his holidays from his full-time job at The University of Chicago. After releasing the album 'Timepeace', Terry won the United Nations' Time For Peace award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement Contributing to World Peace. It was this international recognition that caused his University employers to learn about his double life. Famously, he returned home from collecting the award to find out he had four hours to clear his belongings.
There's no cause of death as of yet and no word on whether his death is being treated as suspicious