In 1977, Barry White resumed his Caribbean South American tour after being released from house arrest in Santo Domingo following a dispute with the promoters of the concert he gave in the Dominican Republic capitol.  White and his entourage had been held under ‘armed guard,’ at their hotel for almost 48 hours before a series of phone calls involving the US Consulate and other high officials gained their release.  The incident began during a party at a club following the ‘Miss Universe,’ contest. The sound system malfunctioned and White cut his performance short, with apologies to the 1,000 patrons.  The irate manager of the club blamed White for the faulty sound system and demanded $50,000 compensation.   An armed guard was placed at White’s hotel suite until the controversy was resolved.   Barry White and his entourage were eventually permitted to board a jet for Buenos Aires to continue the tour.

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