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Mayfield, Curtis

LC control no.n 83046997
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LC classificationML420.M3369 Biography
Personal name headingMayfield, Curtis
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Biography/History noteIndividual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Legends Award awardee.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19420603
Death date19991226
Place of birthChicago (Ill.)
Place of deathRoswell (Ga.)
AffiliationWells High School (Chicago, Ill.) Impressions (Musical group)
Curtom Records Mayfield Records Windy C label
Profession or occupationRhythm and blues musicians Singers Composers Guitarists
Found inNewport in New York '72 ... 1972.
Film composers guide, c1990 (Curtis Mayfield; b. 6-3-1942, Chicago, Ill.)
New York Times, Dec. 27, 1999 (Curtis Mayfield, 57, soul singer and songwriter; d. Dec. 26, 1999, Roswell, Ga.)
African American National Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mayfield, Curtis; Curtis Lee Mayfield Jr.; rhythm and blues musician / singer, composer / arranger; born 03 June 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; attended Wells High School, Chicago; guitarist and tenor vocalist for vocal harmony group Impressions, achieved national hit with ballad For Your Precious Love (1958); established the publishing company Curtom (1960); composer at the Columbia's rhythm and blues subsidiary Okeh (1962-1965); formed Mayfield Records and Windy C label (1966); founded Curtom Records (1968); began solo career (1970); moved to Atlanta, Georgia; was permanently paralyzed from the neck down (1990); was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of Impressions (1991) and as solo artist (1999), received Grammy Legends Award (1994); died 26 December, 1999 in Roswell, Georgia, United States)