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Skinker DeBaliviere in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Donny Hathaway

Born October 1, 1945

Donny Hathaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Donny Hathaway Marker
Inscription.  Soul singer Donny Hathaway grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Vashon High School in 1963. Already an accomplished producer, composer and musician, in 1970 he released the album "Everything Is Everything," which included the R&B hit "The Ghetto." Hathaway released two outstanding studio albums in the next three years, as well as "Donny Hathaway Live" and an album of Duets, "Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway." He collaborated frequently with Flack, and the duo earned two Top 10 Hits: 1973's Grammy-winning "Where Is the Love" and 1978's "The Closer I Get to You." Admired by generations of fans and fellow musicians, Donny Hathaway's influence on Soul, R&B and Pop music far outweighed his relatively brief recording career.
Erected 2013 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners 🎶, and the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1945.
Location. 38° 39.312′ 
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N, 90° 17.897′ W. Marker is in Skinker DeBaliviere in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of North Skinker Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6156 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Curt Flood (here, next to this marker); Whitey Herzog (here, next to this marker); Cedric the Entertainer (here, next to this marker); Ntozake Shange (here, next to this marker); The 5th Dimension (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Hart Benton (a few steps from this marker); Henry Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); William Holden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skinker DeBaliviere.
Regarding Donny Hathaway. Hathaway, born in Chicago, died on January 13, 1979 in New York City (ruled as a suicide). Rev. Jesse Jackson conducted his funeral in St. Louis. Hathaway is buried at Lake Charles Park Cemetery in Bel Nor, Missouri, which is just outside St. Louis city limits.
Also see . . .  Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto (, 7 min.). (Submitted on October 17, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Apr. 22, 2021