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us: Mayfield, Curtis

  • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Legends Award awardee.]
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Roswell (Ga.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Wells High School (Chicago, Ill.)
        • Organization: (naf) Impressions (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Curtom Records
        • Organization: Mayfield Records
        • Organization: Windy C label
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Guitarists
          • Sources

            • found: Newport in New York '72 ... 1972.
            • found: Film composers guide, c1990 (Curtis Mayfield; b. 6-3-1942, Chicago, Ill.)
            • found: New York Times, Dec. 27, 1999 (Curtis Mayfield, 57, soul singer and songwriter; d. Dec. 26, 1999, Roswell, Ga.)
            • found: 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)
          • LC Classification

            • ML420.M3369
          • General Notes

            • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Legends Award awardee.]
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            • 1983-04-12: new
            • 2016-06-15: revised
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