Donny Hathaway was an American soul singer-songwriter. At first, Hathaway worked as songwriter, session musician and
producer. He later did the arrangements for hits by The Unifics and took part in projects by The Staple Singers, Jerry Butler,
Aretha Franklin, The Impressions and Curtis Mayfield. He recorded his first single under his own name in 1969, a duet with singer
June Conquest called "I Thank You Baby".