Why Luther Vandross Never Sang in Church

Aired on 07/11/1991 | CC
With a voice like that of legendary R&B singer Luther Vandross, it's not hard to imagine him having grown up as the star of his church choir. However, during his 1991 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, he told Oprah that, as a "personal statement," he never did participate, despite how happy it would have made his mother. "I didn't believe in that faucet value of turning all that spirit on and off," he told Oprah. "I might have felt like that Tuesday morning. You know what I'm saying?"