Leon Ware

About Leon Ware

Songwriter, producer, and singer Leon Ware was one of the less-recognized products of the Motown Records factory of the 1960s and '70s, primarily because he tended to work behind the scenes. His signature style was a highly romantic approach to soul music that resulted in many hit records, notably "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Michael Jackson) and "I Want You" (Marvin Gaye), both of which he co-wrote. Over a period of nearly 50 years, which included success with the likes of Quincy Jones and Minnie Riperton, the quiet storm specialist released ballad-heavy albums such as Leon Ware (1972), Rockin' You Eternally (1981), and Moon Ride (2008). He also operated his own label, the outlet for much of his later work, such as the posthumous Rainbow Deux (2019).

  • HOMETOWN
    Detroit, MI
  • BORN
    February 16, 1940

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