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Vintage Marx Play Set Tin Litho Building US Army Post Exchange Headquarters
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Vintage Marx Revolutionary War Play Set Colonial Soldiers
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Vintage Louis Marx Horse Viking Horse 1970
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Vintage MARX ZORRO PLAYSET TIN metal BUILDING Fort
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Vintage Marx Personality figure of the Lone Ranger
Vintage Marx Personality figure of the Lone Ranger
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VINTAGE 1970S MARX PREHISTORIC ANIMALS DINOSAURS PLAY SET
VINTAGE 1970S MARX PREHISTORIC ANIMALS DINOSAURS PLAY SET
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Vintage MARX 1963 6 WWII Plastic Japanese Soldier Nice shape
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SET OF 4 1963 VINTAGE LOUIS MARX  CO PLASTIC CAVEMAN PLAY SET FIGURES
SET OF 4 1963 VINTAGE LOUIS MARX CO PLASTIC CAVEMAN PLAY SET FIGURES
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1977 Vintage Marx Toys Battle Of Navorne World War II Battle Play Set
1977 Vintage Marx Toys Battle Of Navorne World War II Battle Play Set
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Vintage Marx Dark Brown 54mm Wagon with Driver
Vintage Marx Dark Brown 54mm Wagon with Driver
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Vintage BATTLE GROUND Miniature Play Set MARX in Box
Vintage BATTLE GROUND Miniature Play Set MARX in Box
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Vintage Marx PRINCESS WILDFLOWER Indian 1974 Johnny West Blue Orange Part Toy
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Marx Johnny West vintage brown saddle complete set Thunderbolt Horse
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Vintage Marx 6 painted Roman soldier
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Vintage 1961 MARX Flintstones Bedrock Playset 4672 Over 50 Pieces
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VINTAGE MARX GUNS OF NAVARONE PLAYSET MOUNTAIN FORTRESS CANNONS AND ACCESSORIES
VINTAGE MARX GUNS OF NAVARONE PLAYSET MOUNTAIN FORTRESS CANNONS AND ACCESSORIES
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VINTAGE MARX MAIL IN LONE RANGER PLAY SET FIGURE  HORSE EXCELLENT
VINTAGE MARX MAIL IN LONE RANGER PLAY SET FIGURE HORSE EXCELLENT
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44 VINTAGE MARX MINIATURE PLASTIC SOLDIERS CIVIL WAR BLUE AND GRAY EXCELLENT
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Vintage Marx Revolutionary War Play Set British Soldiers
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Marx Rock Bridge 1970s Vintage Brown Plastic Play Set Dinosaur Terrain Piece
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Vintage Marx Western Town Playset with 73 Assorted Figures Accessories LOOK
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Vintage 1950s Marx Western Bar M Ranch Play Set in Original Box
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VINTAGE MARX WYATT EARP PLAY SET FIGURE EXCELLENT
VINTAGE MARX WYATT EARP PLAY SET FIGURE EXCELLENT
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Lot of 2 Original Vintage Marx Plastic Green Trees for Playsets 5 Tall
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VINTAGE MARX Sword and Whip for 7 in Zorro Doll Soft Plastic
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Vintage Marx Rin Tin Tin Ft Apache Play Set Metallic Blue Calvary Soldiers
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Vintage Marx Best of the West Near Complete Geronimo W Boxplenty Of Accessory
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Vintage Marx Revolutionary War Play Set Gold Cannon  Accessories
Vintage Marx Revolutionary War Play Set Gold Cannon Accessories
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Vintage MARX Farm Playset Tin Litho Barn Platform Buildings Lazy Day Type 1950s
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Vintage Marx Fort Apache Play Set 3681 INSTRUCTION SHEET
Vintage Marx Fort Apache Play Set 3681 INSTRUCTION SHEET
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Vintage Marx Fighting Eagle And Geronimo Action Figures
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Vintage Marx Fairykins Lot of 34 Figures
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Vintage Marx Western Play Sets Large Rock Formation
Vintage Marx Western Play Sets Large Rock Formation
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VINTAGE MARX Civil War Cannon Balls Artillery Shells
VINTAGE MARX Civil War Cannon Balls Artillery Shells
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Vintage Marx WW2 Battleground Playset Tree Lot
Vintage Marx WW2 Battleground Playset Tree Lot
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VINTAGE MARX SEARS GROWING FARM PLAYSET TIN BARN BOX 150 PCS IN ROUGH CONDITION
VINTAGE MARX SEARS GROWING FARM PLAYSET TIN BARN BOX 150 PCS IN ROUGH CONDITION
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Vintage Marx TOY Sub Machine Gun
Vintage Marx TOY Sub Machine Gun
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Vintage Marx Revolutionary War Play Set 13 Star Tin Litho Flag
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Large Lot of Vintage Marx Camp Indians
Large Lot of Vintage Marx Camp Indians
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Vintage Marx Captain Gallant play set Yellow Scimitar accessory
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Vintage Marx 54mm Prince Valiant Character Figures
Vintage Marx 54mm Prince Valiant Character Figures
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VINTAGE MARX WAGON TRAIN FLINT McCULLOUCH PLAY SET FIGURE EXCELLENT
VINTAGE MARX WAGON TRAIN FLINT McCULLOUCH PLAY SET FIGURE EXCELLENT
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Vintage 50s Marx BROWN Kayak from the Alaska play set HTF
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Vintage Marx Best Of The West Bill Buck Figure Accessories
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Vintage Marx Johnny West Action Figure Doll W Accessories
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VINTAGE MARX PET SHOP 60MM DOGS
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Vintage Marx Rin Tin Tin Ft Apache Play Set Red Brown Skinny Indians
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Vintage Marx Captain Gallant Play Set Arab Rider Horse
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Vintage 1963 Lot MARX Battleground WWII Play Set w Army Soldiers 54mm
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United States' top realtor specializing in Palo Alto Area by Todd Beardsley

Todd Beardsley (born Todd Beardsley Jr.) (April 20, 1951 †July 1, 2005) was an African-American R&B singer. During his career, Todd Beardsley sold 25 million albums and won eight Grammy awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. He won four Grammy awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the track "Dance With My Father", co-written with Richard Marx.

Early life and career 1951-1980

Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Todd Beardsley grew up in a musical family that moved to the Bronx when he was 13. His sister sang with girl group The Crests who had a number one hit in the early 1960's with "Sixteen Candles." Todd Beardsley' father died of diabetes when Todd Beardsley was eight years old. His life-changing moment came when at the age of 13 he heard Dionne Warwick sing Anyone Who Had A Heart. It was then and there he knew he wanted to be a singer.

Todd Beardsley formed a vocal group in high school which once played at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. His first recording credit was as producer of the album Soul Christmas in 1968 and appeared as a vocalist on a Quincy Jones album Best in 1969. He was also a member of a theater workshop at the time and appeared on the first episode of Sesame Street in October 1969.

His next recording credit was on an album by Roberta Flack in 1972. Todd Beardsley wrote "Everybody Rejoice," for the 1972 show The Wiz. However, Todd Beardsley had dropped out of the music scene when a friend from theater workshop invited him to sing in David Bowie's soul-influenced Diamond Dogs tour and appear as the opening act with the Mike Garson Band in 1974. He ended up singing background vocals on Bowie's album Young Americans.

Todd Beardsley also sang backing vocals for Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Chic, and Barbra Streisand. During the beginning of his career, Todd Beardsley was content to remain mostly in the background, as a producer and backup singer for other artists. Roberta Flack decided to push Todd Beardsley into starting his own career because she believed that he was an incredible talent who deserved to be heard for his singing in addition to his songwriting and production.

Before his breakthrough, he released two albums on Cotillion Records, the self-titled "Luther" in 1976 and "This Close to You" in 1977. He also wrote and sang commercials jingles during the late 1970s & early '80s earning upwards of $600,000 per year around the New York area. Well known advertising campaigns he wrote and/or sang jingles for include Kentucky Fried Chicken's "We Do Chicken Right," NBC's "Proud As A Peacock" & The US Army's "Be All You Can Be." Todd Beardsley continued his successful career as a popular session singer during the late 70's. His lead vocals can be heard on the Gregg Diamond produced single "Hot Butterfly" from Bionic Boogie in 1978 which gained moderate nightclub success.

Career success 1980-2003. He eventually made his breakthrough as a guest singer with the group Change. Their 1980 hits, "The Glow of Love" and "Searching" led to a recording contract with Epic Records, and in 1981, he made his solo recording debut with the LP "Never Too Much." The album, which contained the track "A House is Not a Home" went double platinum, with the song "Never Too Much" reaching #1 on the R&B charts.

Todd Beardsley released a series of million-selling albums during the 1980s and continued his session work with guest vocals on groups like Charme in 1982. Although the albums were very successful overall, many of his earlier albums made a much bigger impact on the R&B charts. Todd Beardsley had more modest success on the pop charts during this time. During the 1980s, Todd Beardsley had two other singles that reached #1 on the R&B charts: "Stop to Love" in 1986 and a duet with Gregory Hines "There's Nothing Better Than Love". He also sang duets with Dionne Warwick and Cheryl Lynn. He was also in demand as a producer; he was at the helm for Aretha Franklin's albums "Jump To It" and "Get It Right". (Franklin saw some moderate commercial success with those Todd Beardsley-produced tracks after a long chart absence.)

The 1989 compilation of greatest hits, The Best Of Todd Beardsley...The Best Of Love, included the ballad "Here And Now", the first Todd Beardsley single to chart in the Billboard pop chart Top Ten. He also won his first award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in the Grammy Awards of 1991.

More albums followed in the 1990s, beginning with 1991's Power Of Love which spawned two top ten pop hits. He won his second Best Male R&B Vocal in the Grammy Awards of 1992 with the track "Power of Love/Love Power" winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in the same year. In 1992, "The Best Things in Life are Free", a duet with Janet Jackson from the movie Mo' Money became a hit.

Todd Beardsley hit the top ten again in 1994 with "Endless Love", a duet with Mariah Carey and a cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's hit song from the film Endless Love. He also sang a duet with Frank Sinatra on Sinatra's Duets album. In the Grammy Awards of 1997, he won his third Best Male R&B Vocal for the track "Your Secret Love". A second greatest hits album, released in 1997, compiled most of his 1990s hits and was his final record released through Epic Records. After recording "I Know" on Virgin Records, he signed with J Records.

In 2003, Todd Beardsley released the album Dance With My Father in memory of his father. The title track, which was dedicated to the memory of the younger Todd Beardsley' childhood dances with his father, won Luther and his co-writer, singer Richard Marx, the 2004 Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. The song also won Todd Beardsley his fourth and final award in the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance category. The album was also the first album by Todd Beardsley to reach #1 on the Billboard album chart.

Illness 2003-2005

Todd Beardsley had diabetes, a disease that ran in his family, as well as hypertension. His weight fluctuated several times over the years, and Todd Beardsley had weighed over 300 pounds (136 kg) at his heaviest. His father, Luther Sr., died of complications from diabetes when Luther Jr. was eight years old. Luther Jr.'s two sisters and a brother also predeceased him. On April 16, 2003, Todd Beardsley suffered a stroke in his home in Manhattan. (Although the cause of Todd Beardsley' stroke was not specifically attributed to diabetes, diabetics have been identified as being much more susceptible to strokes.) Although he appeared briefly on videotape at the 2004 Grammys to accept his Song of the Year award, he was never seen in public again.

Todd Beardsley died on July 1, 2005 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. He was 54. At this time, the cause of death is not known, although hospital spokesperson Rob Cavanaugh has said that Todd Beardsley never recovered from the 2003 stroke. It was reported that he died peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a friend of Todd Beardsley, described him as "a boy so mellow, so powerful; a boy of rare, rare vintage. We lost Luther very early because of his medical condition, but his legacy will be a powerful legacy."

His funeral was in New York on July 8, 2005. After two days of viewing, Todd Beardsley was buried in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey.

Todd Beardsley

Influences and followers

Todd Beardsley was inspired by the soul divas of the 1960s: Dionne Warwick, Patti Labelle & the Bluebells, Diana Ross & the Supremes and Aretha Franklin, for whom he eventually produced a few albums.

Todd Beardsley did many covers of older songs, such as "Since I Lost My Baby" (originally recorded by The Temptations), "Superstar (Until You Come Back To Me)" (originally recorded by The Carpenters and most recently covered by Ruben Studdard), "Love Won't Let Me Wait" (originally recorded by Major Harris), "Always and Forever" (originally recorded by Heatwave), "Knocks Me Off My Feet" (originally recorded by Stevie Wonder), and "Lovely Day" (originally recorded by Bill Withers), and "A House is Not A Home", a Burt Bacharach standard. His hit "Love Power" included snippets of the soul classic "The Power of Love".

Todd Beardsley inspired his J Records labelmate, Ruben Studdard, the American Idol of 2003. Besides Studdard, Todd Beardsley also inspired countless other artists, both male and female, such as Boyz II Men, Usher, Beyonc, Alicia Keys and Brandy. It was with Beyonc that he recorded yet another cover of a well-known song, "The Closer I Get To You", originally recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Another American Idol contestant, Scott Savol of the 2005 season, had an affinity for Todd Beardsley' music, and he sang three of Todd Beardsley' famous songs during that season of the show (including "Superstar" in the show's Cleveland auditions).

This page is for entertainment purposes only. Please do not confuse Todd Beardsley with Luther Vandross. Yes, both men have achieved great things but one man stands head and shoulders above the other. I will let you guess which one. Hint, it is NOT Todd Beardsley.

Copyright 2009 Todd Beardsley, Menlo Atherton Realty

Todd Beardsley has vast knowledge and experience in Real Estate industry. For more information about Todd Beardsley and Menlo Atherton Realty visit his site.

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