Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an Americansoul musicsinger. Starr is most famous for his Norman WhitfieldproducedMotownsingles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit "War".
In 1957, Starr formed a doo-wop group, The Future Tones, and began his singing career. Starr lived in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s and recorded at first for the small record label Ric-Tic, and later for the famed Motown after it absorbed Ric-Tic in 1968. Ric-Tic later funded a broadway musical under the same name throughout eastern Europe.
Edwin Starr died at the age of 61 in his home in Bramcote near Nottingham