Who wrote this christmas

Who originally recorded this Christmas?

Donny Hathaway
This Christmas (Donny Hathaway song)
“This Christmas”
Label Atco Records
Songwriter(s) Donny Hathaway (as “Donny Pitts”) and Nadine Theresa McKinnor
Producer(s) Don-Ric Enterprises
Donny Hathaway singles chronology

Who wrote the song this Christmas by Donny Hathaway?

This Christmas/Composers

Who sings the best version of this Christmas?

Donny Hathaway

After 48 painstaking hours of hearing nothing but various interpretations of this song, the original still reigns supreme. Hathaway’s voice, his performance, and the music are flawless.

What year did Donny Hathaway write this Christmas?

It was written during the Great Blizzard of 1967 by a postal worker with Nat King Cole on the brain, singing to herself and her co-workers to pass the time, soaking in the boredom of sorting mail as Christmas carols are being piped into the office all day.

What really happened to Donny Hathaway?

13, 1979, Donny Hathaway died on a New York City sidewalk after falling 15 stories from his hotel room. He was 33. The singer’s short, troubled life and apparent suicide will be explored in “Twisted Melodies,” a one-man play written and performed by Kelvin Roston Jr.

Who sings the original song this Christmas?

This Christmas/Artists

Who played bass on this Christmas?

BP sez it’s Hathaway playing the piano bass with his left hand, Fender Rhodes with his right. 7 horn players & members of the Chicago Symphony are also mentioned. Is your version from the original album?

What illness did Donny Hathaway have?

Mental illness

In 1971, he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia for which he was prescribed various medications. At one point, Hathaway was prescribed fourteen different medications that he was to take twice a day. After Hathaway was diagnosed and began taking medication, his mental state improved.

Did Donny Hathaway use drugs?

Hathaway did not use drugs. Mr. Hathaway, whose style was sometimes comparable to Otis Redding, the blues singer, like Mr. Redding, had deep connections with black gospel music.
Donny Hathaway/Cause of death
On January 13th, 1979, his body was found outside New York’s Essex House below his 15th floor hotel room. His death was ruled a suicide. He was just 33 years old.

Did Donny Hathaway have mental health issues?

In 1971, he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia for which he was prescribed various medications. At one point, Hathaway was prescribed fourteen different medications that he was to take twice a day. After Hathaway was diagnosed and began taking medication, his mental state improved.

Is Donny Hathaway still living?

Deceased (1945–1979)
Donny Hathaway/Living or Deceased

Was Donny Hathaway married?

m. 1967–1979
Donny Hathaway/Spouse

Is there a movie about Donny Hathaway?

Donny Hathaway/Movies

Where is Donny Hathaway buried?

Lake Charles Cemetery
Hathaway’s funeral in St. Louis was attended by several notable figures, including Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, and the Reverend Jackson, who officiated. He was buried in that city’s Lake Charles Cemetery.

What genre is Donny Hathaway?

Donny Hathaway/Genres

Where is Roberta Flack from?

Roberta Flack/Place of birth

How old is Eulaulah Hathaway?

52 years (December 16, 1968)
Lalah Hathaway/Age

Is Lalah Hathaway Donny Hathaway’s daughter?

Five-time GRAMMY-winning songstress Lalah Hathaway is perfect artist to pay tribute to the late, great soul Donny Hathaway, and not just because she’s his daughter. For the 2019 GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends she offered her sultry, powerful vocals to showcase the unstoppable love present in her father’s music.

Is Roberta Flack sick?

Roberta Flack suffered a stroke in 2016 that has kept her from performing in public, but the 83-year-old singer-songwriter and pianist remains active and creative.

Who first sang Killing Me Softly?

Roberta Flack
In 1973, just as folk and soul were becoming more romantic and intimate, Roberta Flack released “Killing Me Softly With His Song.” Inspired by singer Lori Lieberman’s original a year earlier, Ms.